Speaker profiles

We have a great line up of speakers for Belfast 2018 with more being confirmed throughout 2017.

John Lennox

John Lennox

John is a Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum, Associate Fellow of the Said Business School, Oxford University, and teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.

John is interested in the interface between science, philosophy and theology and his books on those topics include God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, Seven Days that Divide the World and Gunning for God. His most recent title is Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism.

He has also debated a number of prominent atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer. His hobbies include languages, amateur astronomy, bird-watching and some walking. John is married to Sally and they live near Oxford. They have three grown up children and eight grandchildren.

Krish Dhanam

Krish Dhanam

Krish was born in Andhra Pradesh, India . He migrated to the United States in 1986. As one of only two executive coaches personally trained by Zig Ziglar, Krish has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor and balance on six continents. He is the author of The American Dream from an Indian Heart , From Abstracts to Absolutes and contributing author to the book Top Performance written by Zig Ziglar.

Krish also acts as the Global Corporate Adjunct for Ravi Zacharias Ministries and sits on the board of The Skypass Foundation. He is also actively involved in his church and is the President of Mala Ministeries. He and his bride Anila are the proud parents of Nicolas.

Michael Ramsden

Michael Ramsden

Michael is the International Director for RZIM and has been part of the organisation since its foundation in Europe in 1997. He is joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

Michael was brought up in the Middle East and later moved to England where he worked for the Lord Chancellor’s department investing funds. While doing research in Law and Economics at Sheffield University, he taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar for Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has also been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre in Switzerland.

Michael has been invited to lecture in various settings including the White House in Washington DC and has in the past addressed leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament, as well as bankers and investment managers on the recent global financial crisis. Michael is also involved in a number of initiatives to equip and train emerging leaders and evangelists throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Michael lives in Oxford with his wife, Anne, and their three children.

Amy Orr-Ewing

Amy Orr-Ewing

Amy gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University, before receiving a Master’s in Theology from King’s College London. She is currently working on her Doctoral Thesis at Oxford University looking at the work of Dorothy L Sayers.

Amy has written two books exploring key questions in apologetics: Why Trust the Bible? and But Is It Real?. Her most recent publication is Millennials, which she co-authored with her husband Frog. They have also published Holy Warriors: A Fresh Look at the Face of Extreme Islam and Deep. She has contributed to the books Beyond Opinion, God and the Generations and Worth Knowing: Wisdom for Women.

Amy speaks and lectures on Christian Apologetics worldwide. Areas of interest: the nature of truth, identity, rational defence of Christianity, historicity of the Bible, New Testament history, ethical dilemmas, tolerance, evil, suffering, friendship, human trafficking.

Amy has made various appearances on national television in the UK including appearances on BBC Television and television networks in the USA. She is increasingly called upon to comment on a variety of topics relating to the Christian faith on radio interviews both across the UK and worldwide.

Andy Moore

Andy Moore

Andy is a Speaker for RZIM and co-leads Festival of Thought, which focuses on apologetics for the corporate world. Andy has a background in business having previously worked as an advisor to Private Equity houses in London and in Financial Operations for a NASDAQ-listed multinational. He continues to serve on the Board of Trustees for several charities in London.

Andy’s passion, however, is for the Gospel and seeing people turn to Jesus Christ, which has seen him lead missions on a number of University campuses across the UK. Andy is a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales and the holder of Certificates in Christian Apologetics and Theological Studies from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and University of Oxford respectively.

Andy is nearing completion of a Master’s Degree in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Birmingham and hopes to progress to further studies in the area of Bioethics. Andy is also a keen sportsman and has played rugby to a representative level within Ireland.

Wouter Droppers

Wouter Droppers

Wouter is president of Europartners. Europartners is a ministry to serve business people and establish business ministries in every nation in Europe.

He has gained business experience in the automotive sector and worked in this business sector for several companies and at different levels of management for 22 years.

He started his business career within the largest retailer of car parts, within the Netherlands, and worked his way to the top and into the management.

At the age of 28 he left this company and started to work as president of a car-dealership of VW/Audi. After this he served as managing director within one of the largest automotive retail companies in the Netherlands and was responsible for the Volvo and Range Rover brand in his area. Prior to his current position of president of Europartners, Wouter chaired CBMC Netherlands for 8 years.

Wouter has much business experience, is a wise person, very practical and down to earth. He likes to coach and help business leaders to combine faith with business.

He is married, has two children and lives in the Netherlands.

Lee Truax

Lee Truax

Lee joined CBMC International in September, 2017. Prior to joining CBMCI, he served as CBMC USA President. During his tenure, he was instrumental in developing and leading key transformational initiatives across the United States and around the world. Lee spearheaded not only the 2014 CBMC World Convention but also the development of the electronic version of Operation Timothy and LivingProof, both of which were rolled out at the world gathering in Orlando.

Connecting globally is one of Lee’s strongest attributes. He has been front and center at numerous CBMCI events in Israel, South Africa, Singapore, Cambodia, Korea and more recently in Belfast and Budapest and his message resonates everywhere he travels. “I am passionate about helping Christian executives, business owners, and young professionals embrace their calling as effective ambassadors for Christ in the marketplace,” said Lee.

Prior to CBMC, Lee held executive roles at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Hewlett-Packard from 1997 to 2009. Lee and his wife Lisa have seven children.

Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker

Ruth has a portfolio career as a non-executive director of a number of charities and is a business mentor. She is LICC's ambassador for Transforming work. Previously she ran her own consultancy and had a number of senior roles in marketing and customer relations in the public and private sector .

She has a passion for equipping, and coaching individuals to live as whole life disciples in their workplace. Working with LICC and Mission Scotland she helped pioneer the Transforming Work Project helping workers to explore, what it means to be a 21st century disciple in the workplace. She is married with grown up children.

Peter Lynas

Peter Lynas

Peter leads the work of Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland. He qualified as a lawyer and worked as a barrister in Belfast for five years, before completing his M Div at Regent College in Vancouver where he serves on the Board.

Peter is a regular commentator in the media, engaging on a variety of contentious issues. He set up the faith@work initiative at Belfast Bible College and has lectured on faith and at Westminster Theological Centre. He serves on the board of his family food distribution business and on the leadership of Causeway Coast Vineyard.

He is married to Rose, has two daughters, loves running and hates fish.

His work can be found at www.reimaginingfaith.com

Mosotho Moepya

Mosotho Moepya

Mosotho served on South Africa’s Electoral Commission for more than 18 years and served with distinction as chief electoral officer for the past five years, overseeing both the 2014 national and provincial elections and the 2016 municipal elections. Moepya joined the IEC in 1998 as electoral logistics manager after a nine year stint in the private sector.

He was promoted to the position of senior manager of electoral logistics in 1999 and was appointed deputy CEO in 2001 then CEO in 2012. He also represented the IEC in the continent and abroad on observer missions and delivered papers at conferences in Europe, Australia and Asia.

Mosotho is a member of the Board of CBMC South Africa.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Paul has served CBMC in a variety of positions for over 28 years. He has a passion for helping emerging leaders discover and develop their leadership potential. He is the co-author and producer of the acclaimed CBMC Leadership Coach Training curriculum which is changing the way CBMC leaders are being developed around the world. Paul is the former Vice-President of CBMC International.

His speaking and training engagements have taken him to more 60 countries on 5 continents. He remains engaged in mentoring a select group of emerging leaders in Europe and Africa. Paul and his wife Carol live in St. Paul, Minnesota and have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Frank Suchy

Frank Suchy

Frank was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, today named Chemnitz. He grew up in an atheistic home and didn’t believe in a GOD. After finishing military service he worked as an engineering educator in a Company Professional College. In 1984 he met his wife Birgit, and through her got to know the Christian faith. Frank went into business in 1988 and founded a company for the repair and calibration of measuring instruments.

His vision is that Christian entrepreneurs and appointed executives realize who they are in Christ and how they can perform their pastorate in the economy, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Frank is the Vice-chairman of Europartners.

Keith and Kristyn Getty

Keith and Kristyn Getty

Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over.

The Gettys tour internationally, visiting venues as diverse as the Ryman Auditorium, Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, The Pentagon, and Royal Albert Hall, with performances for George W. Bush, the United Nations, and South Korea President Lee Myung-bak.

To further expand this modern hymn movement, Keith and Kristyn Getty have created the Getty Music record label (which holds 3 Dove Award nominations and is distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution), built various print publishing partnerships and imprints, and produced unique merchandise containing their hymn lyrics.

In 2016 and 2017 Keith and Kristyn launched a global release of “Facing a Task Unfinished” – the song, album, and tour. The Gettys, together with global partners, spearheaded the unparalleled global hymn sing of “Facing a Task Unfinished” in February of 2016. It is estimated that 1.1 million people in 100 countries across the earth sang the song on that single day.

In 2017 Keith was awarded the honour of an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and modern hymn writing. Keith and Kristyn live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters, Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.