Our Plenary Presenters

Paul Kollman

Mike Frost

Jooseop Keum

Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Emmanuel Katongole

Paul Kollman, C.S.C., is President of IAMS. A Catholic priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, he serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, in the areas of World Religions/World Church and the History of Christianity. He is also a Fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion at Notre Dame. Previously he served as director of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns. Currently he is a trustee at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame, and on the University Council of Tangaza University, Nairobi, Kenya. He is past president of the American Society of Missiology. Kollman’s research focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity.

Rev Dr Mike Frost is Director of the Tinsley Centre, Morling College, and a widely respected senior mission thinker, author, and engaging conference speaker. Mike’s ministry to emerging missional leaders has taken him to many countries around the globe.

Mike’s guests for this engaging and entertaining Q&A style evening will be Dr Tanya Riches (Hillsong College), Brooke Prentis (Aboriginal Christian leader), and Dr Tim Silberman (Sydney Missionary and Bible College).

Rev. Dr Jooseop Keum is the General Secretary of Council for World Mission (CWM). He also teaches as guest professor at Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Professor Keum served as director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of World Council of Churches (WCC) based in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2007-2018. During the period, he also served as the editor of International Review of Mission. He was the main editor of the WCC’s mission statement, Together towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes. Educated in Korea and Scotland (PhD), he has Honorary Doctoral degrees from Hungary and Romania. Dr Keum’s main focus of research is the ecumenical understanding and practice of mission in the context of world Christianity. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK).
Dr Rosalee Velloso Ewell is a Brazilian theologian from São Paulo. She is Director of Church Relations for the United Bible Societies and has held previous roles as Principal of Redcliffe College and Professor of New Testament at the South American Theological Seminary in Brazil. Rosalee currently lives in Birmingham, England with her family.
Dr Emmanuel Katongole is Professor of Theology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a joint appointment with the Keough School of Global Affairs, where he serves as a full-time faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Before joining the University of Notre Dame (2013), he served as Associate Professor of Theology and World Christianity at Duke University, and as founding co-director of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. A member of the Contending Modernities Initiative team, Katongole coordinates an inter-disciplinary research project, which investigates how religious and secular forces compete or collaborate in shaping new modes of authority, community, and identity within the context of nation-state modalities in Africa. He is a Catholic priest of Kampala Archdiocese, Uganda where he was ordained in 1987.

        Tim Silberman                                     Brooke Prentis                              Tanya Riches