Annual Students' Mission Conference
Cijoy 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
Mohan 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.
Neilenthang 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
Ashok 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.
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.
Rev. 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.
Charles Premkumar Joseph is a home-grown Vellore boy and 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.
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. He 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.
Tony 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.