Over 35 renowned resource persons and Bible Scholars will lead the 50 odd sessions during the five days across seven streams – Kids, Pre-teens, Teens, Youth, Families, Priests and Religious sisters. The Word of God will be preached in all relevant contexts and perspectives.
For the first time perhaps, this Jesus Youth Conference will also bring together over 10 international speakers on the same platform.
Cardinal Ivan Dias - Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Ordained a priest in 1958, he was appointed Archbishop of Bombay in 1996 and has served as a papal diplomat in the Balkans, East Asia and West Africa. Elevated to the cardinalate in 2001, he is the current Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples in the Roman Curia, the congregation responsible for missionary work and related activities.
Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara - Archbishop of Nagpur
Appointed Bishop of Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) in 1977, he was transferred to and installed as Archbishop of Nagpur in1998. In 2008, His Grace was appointed as the Ecclesiastical Advisor of Jesus Youth India.
Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil SDB - Archbishop of Guwahati
Ordained as a priest of the Don Bosco Salesians Order, he was appointed Bishop of Dibrugarh in 1981 and in 1995 became the Archbishop of Guwahati. He is presently the Chairman of FABC - Office of Evangelisation.
Bishop Paul Hinder – Vicar Apostolic of Arabia
Ordained a priest of the Capuchin order in 1967, he has worked in several countries but with regular stays in the European countries, Canada and the Middle East. Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate Apostolic of Arabia in 2003 and Vicar Apostolic in 2005.
Fr. Gino Henriques C.Ss.R - Director of Evangelisation 2000 for South East Asia and Oceania
For over a decade, Fr. Gino Henriques has been working in the area of evangelisation. Based in Singapore, he is the Director of Evangelisation 2000 for South East Asia and Oceania and has conducted many Healing Rallies in Singapore and India.
Fr. Fio Mascarenhas S.J. - Co-Director of the Catholic Bible Institute, Mumbai, India
Instrumental in helping the ICCRS become the driving force in international evangelisation and renewal that it is today, he worked as its resident Director from 1981-1984, and became Chairman of its international Council in 1984. He has visited over 80 countries to preach at Leaders Seminars, Clergy Retreats and Charismatic Conferences.
Salvatore Martinez - Renewal in the Spirit co-ordinator for Italy
One of the key leaders of the Charismatic Renewal in Italy, Salvatore Martinez was in 1997 appointed the first lay co-ordinator in Italy of the RNS movement which has over 1,800 groups and communities. Martinez is married, an expert on music, gives conferences and has written various works on spirituality.
Mark Nimo - Heads the “Know and Tell the Gospel” School of Evangelisation in Ghana
Currently serves on the Service team of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Mark received ministry training at the International Catholic Program of Evangelization (I.C.P.E.) in Malta, Europe. He has served for nearly 10 years on the ICCRS council in Vatican. A gifted lay evangelist, worship leader and youth minister, he has ministered in over 33 countries on several continents.
Fritz Mascarenhas - Director of ICPE, India
A full time missionary, he has ministered in different parts of the world through his seminars and retreats. He is currently the director of ICPE-India and lives in Bangalore with his wife and kids.
Colin Calmiano - Director of Spread Your Wings, India
A full time missionary, he is also the Founder-Director of ‘Spread Your Wings’, an Institute for Christian Leadership and in-depth discipleship and Christian marriage courses.