Speakers Plenary Session Cijoy KuriakoseCijoy K Kuriakose is a Physician with special interest in Endocrinology and currently working at Christian Fellowship Hospital (CFH) Oddanchatram. He did his MBBS from Govt Medical College Kozhikode, Post graduate studies from Christian Fellowship Hospital Oddanchatram and Christian Medical College Vellore. His special interest which he enjoys is teaching the Bible & Medicine. Married to Dr. Ancy Cijoy who also works at CFH, Oddanchatram as an Ophthalmologist, they are blessed with three lovely children Elaine, Daniel & Eva Breakout Session Charles PremkumarCharles Premkumar Joseph hails from Vellore and is a Physiotherapy alumnus of CMC. He has a post-professional Masters in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy and served in rehabilitating persons with Soft-Tissue Pain and Hemophilia until 2010 as the Lead Physical Therapy Clinician, Lecturer, and Researcher at CMC Vellore. Curious to explore and understand mind-body interactions, he went on to complete a Masters in Psychology as well. His passion for rehabilitating the soul in addition to the body and mind led him to join RZIM as a writer and itinerant speaker. He is also nearing completion of his Masters in Christian Apologetics from the reputed Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Charles is a member of the Reasons To Believe (reasons.org) Scholar Community and presently works as Apologetics & Research Consultant for Reasons To Believe, Asia Pacific Region. Charles along with his wife Priscilla (a Montessori Consultant) and 8 year old daughter Mishaelle have relocated back to Vellore after a 10 year stint in Mumbai. Mission Presentation Neilenthang Telien KomNeilenthang Telien Kom is currently serving as the Additional Secretary in the Office of the Chief Minister, with additional charge of Finance Department in the Government of Manipur.Born in Imphal, he did his MBBS from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), where he was actively involved with the Evangelical Union. He then served briefly in the Burrows Memorial Christian Hospital, Alipur, Assam and Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam. During his time there, he was immensely touched by the plight of the people in poverty and decided to pursue Civil Services. In 2013, he was inducted into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Post training, he was allotted his home cadre of Manipur and has served in various capacities, including as Assistant Commissioner, Sub-Divisional Officer, District Collector and as Joint Secretary to the State Government. Married to Dr. S Losica Rk, they are blessed with two children, Araya Telien and Barihm Telien Mission Hospital Presentation Tony Abraham ThomasTony Abraham works in Kotagiri Medical Fellowship (KMF) Hospital in the hilly Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. He did his undergraduate studies, then trained as a neurosurgeon in CMC Vellore and worked in several academic, corporate and mission hospitals before his current position in Kotagiri. This included work in Dimapur, Nagaland and academic and clinical work in Vellore. During his time in Vellore, he was also involved with continuing medical education, missions and revived a medical journal, serving as its editor before moving on. Along with his wife and a team of doctors, nurses and supporting staff, he has been involved in reviving the KMF Hospital in Kotagiri since 2017. Apart from clinical and diagnostic services, the hospital has started a community programme to reach out to the predominantly tribal population in the region. The hospital which was barely surviving 5 years ago is today humming with activity as it strives to be a witness to the healing presence of Christ in the Nilgiris. Tony is married to Ancy Abraham and has two children, Jonathan and Naomi. Ancy trained in Transfusion Medicine and trained in Family medicine is overseeing the laboratory and serving as a physician also. Breakout Session Duke JeyrajRev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but founded the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission to finally find serenity after having served as a pastor/missionary/editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works fulltime for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher since 2008. Ashok Vedhanayagam - ShishyaAshok Vedhanayagam is the founder of Shisya, a ministry that works among college students, young professionals and married couples. Prior to Sishya, Ashok was with the Friends Missionary Prayer Band for over 23 years.He did his BA in Economics and MA in Philosophy from the Madras Christian College and his theological studies from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune and then later masters in theology from Gurukul, Chennai. Married to Mrs. Sheila Vedhanayagam, they have one daughter, Deepa and two sons Ajith and Arpith and five grandchildren. About Sishya Sishya is a ministry that works among young people, training them to become committed disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in their everyday life. In a world ofmoral relativism and autonomous individualism Sishya’s endeavour is to raise leaders of truth, integrity & excellence who can be a light in their communities. Systematic Bible study groups, tailor made workshops & conferences on practical Christian living, retreats & camps, regular follow-ups, mentoring and of course praye are some of its activities. Sishya works with various age groups. The ministry among students is called SEED (Students Encountered Encouraged and Discipled). The working professionals wing is called PACT (Professionals Attaining Christ like Traits). The ministry among married couples is called Three Strands. Sishya is also involved in Community Development. Plenary Session Mohan PatnaikMohan Patnaik is the Vice President & Head of Global Capability Centre, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and also leads its Transformation CoE. He has over thirty years of diverse experience in banking, offshoring, outsourcing, consulting, and strategic change management. His last assignment was as Head of Global Operations centers at Thomson Reuters spanning across six countries with over 11,000 employees. Mohan also served in HSBC, UBS, Cognizant, HDFC, IDBI, and Canara Banks. Mohan is passionate about leadership and community development, and has served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for World Vision India. He is also one of the founding members and master facilitators of Lead Like Jesus in India.Mohan has been married to Sonia for over twenty-three years and they are blessed with two sons, Nikhil and Kushal and a daughter, Niharika. They currently live in Bangalore. John Scudder Oration Latha Paul Dr. Latha Paul, born in a devout Christian home, youngest of 7 children, gave her heart to Jesusas a teenager and decided to be a Medical Missionary. Inspired by the stories of David Livingstone, Hudson Taylor and other medical missionaries, She did her undergraduate studies in Kurnool Medical College and moved on to CMC Vellore for her Post graduate studies in Anaesthesiology. During this time, she got married to Dr. Paul Emmanuel, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has a similar vision to serve the marginalized through medical work. They moved to Christian Fellowship Hospital , Oddanchatram, Tamilnadu and have been serving there for more than 35 yrs. Drs. Latha and Paul are actively involved in EMFI, HCF ministries, nurturing young graduates and students. Dr. Latha was also trained in Inner Healing in England and has been helping people with emotional traumas for more than 2 decades. They also have been deeply involved in supporting mission hospitals in North India especially in the Kashmir valley. They also served as medical missionaries in Maldives and Africa. Dr. Latha Paul is a motivational speaker and has authored booklets and a book FEAR NOT. She is the recipient of many awards like Jewel of India and also from her Alma Mater CMC, Vellore for her dedicated services in Christian healthcare work. In 2022, Dr. Latha was sent by CFH, ODC to reopen and rebuild the closed down Mission Hospital at Mori,Konaseema, Andhra Pradesh. Presently she is serving as the Director of this hospital Drs. Latha and Paul are blessed with 2 sons, David & Jonathan and 2 grandsons. Breakout Session StarlinStarlin Vijay Mythri works as a consultant psychiatrist at Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital in Assam, which is a unit of Emmanuel Hospital Association. He also works as an external facilitator for Mental Health Program in CMC Distance Education Unit. Apart from Hospital based psychiatry, he and his team work provide Community based psychiatric services and Palliative Care services. Mission Presentation/Breakout Arpit MathewArpit Mathew is a surgeon trained in CMC Vellore. After spending some time as a consultant in CMC, Vellore, Roberts' hospital, Shillong and then CMC, Ludhiana, he moved to Madhepura, North Bihar with his family. Madhepura is one of the poorest regions of India falling in the worst 25 districts of the country for health. The hospital cares for a variety of extremely sick patients from deeply impoverished backgrounds. In addition there is a wide ranging community health and development initiative and also an education arm with 11 non formal schools and a community college. Arpit is married to Amy who is an Anesthesist and Intensivist with an additional degree in Community Medicine. She plays a variety of roles in addition to her medical work including running the campus school, organic farming and animal husbandry, staff training, Sunday School and spiritual life, in addition to being a homemaker with 3 active children Mission Overview Dr.Vinod ShahDr. Vinod Shah, a paediatric surgeon by training, has played a vital role in improving and transforming healthcare in the country especially for the poor and the marginalised through his service in various mission hospitals and organisations. Over the years, he has been a visionary, a pace-setter for mission hospitals, a skilled clinician and administrator and an inspiration to all he comes in contact with. He has served as medical director of IEM (Indian Evangelical Mission), as Executive Director of EHA (Evangelical Hospital Association) from 1996 – 2004 and then founded the Distance Education Unit in CMC Vellore He also served as the CEO of the ICMDA (International Christian Medical & Dental Association) for eight years. He has started a new initiative to Home based care with the purpose to reach the urban people with God’s love through nurses and health professionals by empowering them to give ethical and compassionate health care in their homes. He currently serves as a Senior Surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital & Leprosy Centre, Chetput, Tiruvanamalai, SH, His wife, Dr. Shalini Shah, is a public health consultant and they have three grown children, Arpan, Pritica and Rohan. Mission Overview Dr.Vinod ShahDr. Vinod Shah, a paediatric surgeon by training, has played a vital role in improving and transforming healthcare in the country especially for the poor and the marginalised through his service in various mission hospitals and organisations. Over the years, he has been a visionary, a pace-setter for mission hospitals, a skilled clinician and administrator and an inspiration to all he comes in contact with. He has served as medical director of IEM (Indian Evangelical Mission), as Executive Director of EHA (Evangelical Hospital Association) from 1996 – 2004 and then founded the Distance Education Unit in CMC Vellore He also served as the CEO of the ICMDA (International Christian Medical & Dental Association) for eight years. He has started a new initiative to Home based care with the purpose to reach the urban people with God’s love through nurses and health professionals by empowering them to give ethical and compassionate health care in their homes. He currently serves as a Senior Surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital & Leprosy Centre, Chetput, Tiruvanamalai, SH, His wife, Dr. Shalini Shah, is a public health consultant and they have three grown children, Arpan, Pritica and Rohan. Bino Berry & Accurate Mercy‘You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last’. John 15 :16 - This is how God guided Bino Berry and Accurate Mercy 4 years back to The Leprosy Mission (TLM) Hospital Faizabad, located in the outskirts of Faizabad (12 Kms from Ayodhya ), Uttar Pradesh. Bino Berry is working as Superintendent (Admin) and Accurate Mercy as Pediatrician in this hospital. Bino joined The Leprosy Mission India 15 years ago as an Occupational Therapist. Previously he was National Coordinator for Disability Programs & Project lead for community programs at TLMTI contributing to Disability Care, Project Development and in Leadership . Accurate Mercy began her career at CMC Vellore as a Medical graduate and completed her post-graduation in Paediatrics. Prior to joining TLM, she worked with EHA and Kanyakumari Medical Mission. Dr. Anil & Shalini CherianAnil and Shalini Cherian are both medical doctors and graduates of the Christian Medical College in Vellore from the Batch of 1983. Anil went on to specialize in Pediatrics/; and Public Health with additional training in Health Economics while Shalini specialized in Obstetrics & Gynecology. They began their careers serving at the CSI Medak and Coimbatore Diocese respectively and after getting married have served with the Emmanuel Hospital Association for over 20 years. They were both in positions of leadership in EHA – Anil as the Director for Community Health & Development and Shalini as the Coordinator for Reproductive Health & Child Health Services. In 2014, they responded to God’s call to begin a new mission project in South Sudan, Africa to establish a Medical and Nursing school supported by ICMDA. They currently live and work as independent missionaries in Bor Town on the White Nile River in South Sudan, where they run the Jonglei Health Sciences Institute that trains clinical officers and midwives. Both Anil and Shalini are recipients of the CMC Alumni “College Motto” award 2012 and in 2016 Anil was awarded the ICMDA “Dignity and Right to Health award”. They are blessed with two sons Ajay and Rohan.