Michael Raiter is a gifted, internationally recognised speaker of the Christian faith. Born in Liverpool, England and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Mike began his career as a high school teacher in Sydney and Pakistan. He studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, becoming the head of the Department of Missions in 1997. On concluding his study at Moore, he returned to Pakistan to teach at the Zarephath Bible Institute. Subsequently, he worked with Church Missionary Society Australia and Interserve in Pakistan. From 2006–2011, Mike served as the principal of the Melbourne School of Theology, an evangelical theological college.
Mike is currently the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an organisation that seeks to train and equip churches around the globe in expository preaching. Mike is also the author of a number of books, including Stirrings of the Soul: Evangelicals and the New Spirituality which won the 2004 SPCK Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.
Mark Lo spent over 30 years of his career in the Information Technology industry both in Australia as well as internationally. He has served in senior management positions in companies such as DMR Consulting (rebranded as Fujitsu Consulting today), Unisys Corporation (Australia, Singapore as well as Corporate Headquarters in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA). He spent the last 11 years in a private Higher Education provider and retired as CEO and Executive Director of AMI Education, now rebranded as AAPOLY. Born in China, Mark became a Christian in his early years in HK prior to coming to Australia in the mid sixties. He worships at Grace Church of Christ, Wantirna South where he had been Chair of the Board and the Diaconate. His interests and passion in missions saw him serve as Chair of the One Mission Society Australia board for some four years. He continues to serve on the OMS Australia and Academies of Australia Polytechnic (AAPOLY) boards in Victoria.
Mark is currently responsible for the operations of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an organisation that seeks to train and equip churches around the globe in expository preaching. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (rebranded as Institute of Managers and leaders, Australia).
Kirrily Drew has worked in various administration roles at the Commonwealth Bank, as well as with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students and now the Centre for Biblical Preaching.
Kirrily recently completed a Master of Divinity at Ridley College in Melbourne and now combines her role as an AFES staffworker at Monash University Christian Union with her part-time duties as the administration assistant at the Centre for Biblical Preaching.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER
Larissa Ocampo has over five years of experience working in the non-profit digital communications space, and is passionate about using digital tools, social media, and storytelling to build communities, grow ministries, and serve the gospel.
She is currently completing a ministry apprenticeship with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, working with students at the University of Melbourne, alongside her part-time duties at the Centre for Biblical Preaching managing our website and digital communications.