July 30, 2017
Meet the key speakers at this year’s CMS Summer School.

Speakers at CMS Summer School 2024

Ed Loane
Main Bible talks on Galatians

Ed Loane grew up in Wollongong and was blessed to be raised by Christian parents. He made a personal commitment to following Jesus in Year 7 and has since sought to live out his faith.

At university in 1997 he met his wife Jocelyn, who was studying dentistry. After marrying the pair spent some time on mission in Cambodia in 2003 before returning to study at Moore Theological College from 2004-07. They served on the ministry team of Moorebank Anglican Church and Ed was responsible for the saints at St Anne’s Hammondville.

In 2011 Ed and Jocelyn, together with their four children Jemima, Sophie, Benjamin and Samuel, moved to Cambridge where Ed completed a PhD and served at All Saints Little Shelford. In 2014 the family moved back to Sydney and Ed joined the faculty at Moore Theological College as a lecturer in Church History and Theology. The family also welcomed Abigail into the world during this time.

Ed currently is Warden of St Paul’s College and attends Naremburn Cammeray Anglican Church. He enjoys spending time with the family, preaching, reading and supporting GWS. As we walk through Galatians at CMS Summer School, Ed hopes that we might be encouraged and empowered to use our freedom in Christ to live for and proclaim him amidst societal pressure to compromise our faith for the sake of acceptance.

Kanishka Raffel
Lord’s Supper address

Kanishka Raffel was born in London to Sri Lankan parents and was raised as a Buddhist. While studying law at Sydney University a friend gave him a copy of The Gospel according to John and he subsequently became a Christian.

Kanishka is currently serving as the Archbishop of Sydney. Before becoming Archbishop, Kanishka served as Dean of Sydney, ministering to the regular congregations of St Andrew’s Cathedral. He was also involved in wider Australian church life, including the General Synod Standing Committee, the Council of The Gospel Coalition Australia, the Board of GAFCON Australia, and as trustee to both the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia and Trinity Theological College, Perth.

He sees the immediate priorities for the Sydney diocese as strengthening local churches, discipling the next generation, and raising up and training ministers of the gospel.

Kanishka is married to Cailey and they have two daughters.

James Wong
International speaker

James Wong is the Archbishop and Primate of the Indian Ocean, and Bishop of Seychelles. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1983, and afterwards held positions as Archdeacon of Mauritius and Rector of St Thomas’ Beau Bassin. He was elected the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of the Seychelles in 2009. In 2017 he was elected Archbishop of the Province of the Indian Ocean at the provincial synod held at St Andrews Church, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius. James is a member of the steering committee of the Global South Fellowship of Anglicans (GSFA) and a Primate Advisor to the GAFCON Primates Council. He lives in Victoria, Seychelles.

Stan Lie
Evening speaker

Stan Lie is currently an associate minister at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Pennant Hills where he serves as Youth, Young Adults and 6:30pm Pastor. Previously, Stan and his wife Clare served as CMS missionaries in the Middle East. Stan lectured in theology while also serving the local church in the province. Stan and Clare have two children and he is forever trying to perfect his shooting technique for basketball.

David Williams
Seminar speaker

David Williams is the Director of Training and Development for CMS Australia, where he equips long-term cross-cultural workers at St Andrew’s Hall in Melbourne. Prior to this, David spent nine years serving as a missionary in Kenya. David is married to Rachel and they have three adult sons.