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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2018-2020 Bishop Terry Kee Buck Hwa President In 2009, The Right Revd Terry Kee succeeded Bishop John Tan as the second bishop of the Lutheran Church in Singapore since its separation from the Lutheran Church in Malaysia in 1997. He was a former missionary to Thailand for about 10 years with his wife Sally. Sally is now serving half time as Missions Coordinator for the Lutheran Church in Singapore. Bishop Kee has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 30 years. He was pastor of Bedok Lutheran Church, Jurong Christian Church, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and Queenstown Lutheran Church. In 2007, he received Masters in Pastoral Care and Counselling at China Lutheran Seminary in Taiwan. He was also an alumnus of Singapore Bible College where he obtained his Bachelor of Theology. Bishop Kee served as President of NCCS from 2012- 2014. Bishop Rennis Ponniah Vice-President The Right Revd Rennis Ponniah has been installed as the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore on 20 October 2012. He leads the Diocese of Singapore which comprises 27 parishes locally and six deaneries in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. Bishop Rennis Ponniah was the Vicar of St John’s-St Margaret’s Church from July 1993 to September 2012. He was first ordained as a deacon and priest in 1990 and 1991 respectively. In 1999, he was collated as Canon in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore. He was then instituted and appointed as an Archdeacon from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, he was consecrated and appointed as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore. Bishop Rennis holds a B. Soc. Sc (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Singapore and a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He is married to Amir and they have four grown-up children.
Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung Vice-President Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung has been a Methodist pastor for the past 30 years. He served for two terms (2008–2016) as the Chinese Annual Conference (CAC) President before he was elected as Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore on 13 September 2016. Bishop Dr Chong graduated from Nanyang University in 1979, where he studied literature. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Theological College (TTC) in 1981 and a post- graduate Master of Theology degree from Duke Divinity School in 1995. In 2008, he received his Doctor of Theology degree from the South East Asia Graduate School of Theology. He was also a guest lecturer at TTC from 1996 to 2016. He is married and has three grown children and three grandchildren. spirit, he quoted Wesley scholar Randy Maddox as asserting that self-denial is at the heart of it and that self-denial is Rt Rev Keith Lai Chee Kheong Vice-President Rt Rev Keith Lai Chee Kheong is the Synod Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore for the term 2019 - 2021. He has been Senior Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church since 1992 and previously served as an OM missionary with LOGOS for four years. He is a graduate of Singapore Bible College and Regent College in Vancouver. Rev Lai is married to Mui Fong and they have two young adult sons. 2
Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian General Secretary Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian is Principal of Trinity Theological College which prepares people to serve in the church and its related ministries. He has been principal since January 2001. The National Council of Churches of Singapore appointed him as its Honorary General Secretary in February 2015. He previously served as Board Chairman of The Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA) which presides over the accreditation and professional development of seminaries in the region. Rev Ngoei is a retired Minister of the Trinity Annual Conference of The Methodist Church in Singapore. He has served as Pastor-in-Charge of several Methodist churches since 1973 and is an alumnus of Trinity Theological College and Boston University School of Theology. Mr Selvaratnam Richard Jeremiah Treasurer Mr Selvaratnam Richard Jeremiah is the Assistant Director for Finance & Administration, OMF International (IHQ) Ltd. Responsible for the financial operations of the International Center and providing finance consultancy to the 28 affiliated centres around the world. He was previously employed in Ernst & Young, Singapore (1971 to 1997), Last position held, Audit Manager, responsible for managing the statutory audits of a varied portfolio of international clients including, oil & gas exploration and production, manufacturing, commercial, retail, hospitality, insurance, privately managed retirement funds and charities. He is married with three children. Serving in Tamil Methodist Church and served two terms as Treasurer of the General Conference of The Methodist Church in Singapore and Trinity Theological College. 3
Colonel Rodney S Walters Member Colonel Rodney S Walters was commissioned as an officer of The Salvation Army 33 years ago in January 1985 in the Australia Eastern Territory. He has served as corps officer, as Territorial and Divisional Youth and Candidates ministries, Regional Leadership in North Russia, Divisional Commander and for the last 5½ years as Territorial Leader in Eastern Europe. As a follower of Jesus, he passionately wants to make a difference in his area of influence – differences that impact the Kingdom of God. The Colonel came to Singapore in January 2018 to take up the role as Territorial Commander for the Singapore, Malaysia & Myanmar Territory. The Colonel and his wife, Colonel Wendy Walters have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai Member Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai ( 蔡 松 佳 ） is a medical doctor by training, graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1989. He has been serving as a pastor in Covenant Evangelical Free Church since 1995. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Singapore Bible College and was ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of Singapore in 2004. Pastor Chua is presently serving in the Senior Pastor’s office directing Equipping, Worship, Prayer and Outreach. He is also the current Chairman of the Evangelical Free Churches of Singapore. Ps Kai, as he is fondly called, is married to Tina and they have three children, John, Joel and Joanne. Mr Daniel C S Chan Member Daniel has over 35 years of investment management experience having served as Chief Investment Officer at UOB Asset Management (UOBAM) and Lion Global Investors. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the SAVERS Board of Trustees. From 2000 to 2004, Daniel served as Chairman of Investment Management Association of Singapore. In 2009, he was conferred the "Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional" award by the Institute of Banking and Finance. Daniel has also served as Finance Chairman/Treasurer of NCCS and also the current Chairman of the Investment Committee of Singapore Bible College. 4
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