May 9, 2019

Annette McHugh, nee Pereira

Annette is a graduate of a CEN school. She has worked in and around politics for most of her adult life, in New Zealand, UK and Australia. Annette was the Executive Officer for AACS in 2018. She is passionate about the church continuing to offer good news to the world around us. Description On the…

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June 4, 2018

Chris Parker

Chris trained as a fluvial geomorphologist and never imagined writing a book commentating on culture. He is the author of The Frog and the Fish: Reflections on Work, Technology, Sex, Stuff, Truth, and Happiness. He serves as the Professional Learning Coordinator for CEN and the editor of the Christian Teachers Journal. After exploring the adventure…

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February 13, 2019

Darren Spyksma

Darren is a Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia. Seeing life and school through the eyes of his teenage kids, Darren supports school leaders and teachers in developing a deeper understanding of the role of teacher identity in faith formation. His work supporting practicing teachers through ongoing professional development…

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January 15, 2015

Dr David Smith

David I. Smith has written widely on Christian education, including his latest book On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom. He serves as director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, a research institute at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is also professor of education. He is in demand…

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May 30, 2018

Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think and Love That Lasts. Additionally, he and his wife make YouTube videos, and host a podcast about relationships and faith that can be found on iTunes. They are passionate about encouraging and strengthening marriages knowing it…

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June 4, 2018

Dr Justine Toh

Justine is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) where she speaks and writes about the Christian faith in a secular age, with a particular interest in freedom and individualism, the body as a project, and trends in contemporary culture. She is also a presenter of CPX’s documentary For the Love of…

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June 4, 2018

Dr Nick Lantinga

Nick’s participation in Christian education includes a wide range of roles: student, Christian school board (two as President);Executive Director of IAPCHE (International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education), Associate Professor of International Studies at Handong Global University(HGU), Headmaster of a residential college, Director of international student recruitment, and Principal of Handong International School, a bilingual, Christian…

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June 4, 2018

Dr Roshan Allpress

Roshan is National Principal and CEO of Laidlaw College in New Zealand, where he leads an extraordinary team working to equip people to renew their communities with the Gospel. Roshan is an historian with degrees from the Universities of Canterbury and Oxford. His research interests include how the Gospel has motivated social and cultural reform,…

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