Date(s) - May 16, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vancouver Club
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A Conference of faith, career and opportunity
Faith. School. Workplace. These are all aspects of life. How come we keep that separate? The 2014 Forum’s motto is to foster vibrant, intergenerational relationships between students and Christian professionals in order to equip a generation of young leaders to live out their faith in Jesus Christ in every area of work.
This year, our theme is Undivided. This conference will offer three different workshops that teach students the importance of prayer, how to integrate the teachings of the Gospel in the workplace, as well as defining our true identities in Christ. Accompanied with a networking session and dinner with Christian professionals, we hope to give students the opportunity to learn, to ask questions, and to see testimonials of our faith being lived out. Three main goals of the forum include:
1. To affirm and strengthen young men and women in university and college life in the province who follow Jesus with all their heart, soul, mind and strength in all that they do.
2. To grow the bonds of support, love, and fellowship among a diverse cross-section of students throughout our city and province.
3. To instill a vision of leadership centered on Jesus Christ who has a deep commitment to our families, our friends, and fellow students. He reaches beyond our academic communities and permeates our greater community, province, nation and world.
To Register. Register above by first entering the amount of tickets you would like to purchase to the forum. The cost of each ticket is $50. This includes 2 seminars, key note speaker presentation and dinner buffet at the Vancouver Club. Then, at the same time choose 1 of the 2 seminars that you would like to attend that will occur prior to the dinner. The 2nd seminar is not listed as everyone will be attending the last seminar following the dinner.
Receiving sponsorship will help subsidize the costs for these students to attend this meaningful conference. We want to encourage students to define their identities in Christ and learn how to integrate their faith during the transition from university to their careers. We believe your support will help us reach out to more students and give them an opportunity to learn and reflect on their own faith. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this initiative and we hope together, we can create a movement that can positively impact our community.
This Year’s Speakers & Topics
Key Note Speaker: Jason Boyer, VP, Price Waterhouse Coopers Speaking on “The Cross is the True North”
Jason Boyer is a Vice President in the Deals practice of PwC in the Vancouver office. He has ten years of specialist experience in business and securities valuation having provided services to enterprises operating across a wide variety of industries in North America and Asia-Pacific.
Jason has an undergraduate finance degree from the University of Western Ontario and a graduate diploma of accounting from the University of British Columbia. After university, Jason lived in South Korea for two years where he taught English. Upon returning to Canada, Jason completed the Chartered Accountant (“CA”) and a Chartered Business Valuator (“CBV”) programs.
Prior to joining PwC in 2003, Jason worked at a local Chartered Accountant firm for three years. In 2008, Jason was based in Berlin, Germany for four months while he attended Genesis Park, PwC’s in-residence global leadership development programme. Over the four year period 2009 to 2012, Jason worked in the PwC Deals practice in Sydney, Australia.
In the community, Jason served as a council member and the treasurer at a local church for five years. In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing hockey and spending time with his wife, Jung-hwa, and their four children (two boys and two girls).
Adam Schellenberg, Principle, CapitolMediaHouse: Workshop on “Working Out Your Faith at Work”
Active in media production since 2003, Adam has a love of quality entertainment film and video, and has worked on productions across North America and throughout and Asia. Common collaborative partners include marketing agencies, heavy industry businesses, and faith based organizations/ not-for-profits. While not producing media, Adam serves as VP of the Company of Disciples Board, is an avid hamburger connoisseur, and the root-beer equivalent of a sommelier. Adam has a degree in media studies from the University of the Fraser Valley, and a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University.
Billy Chin, Director of Private Wealth Management, UBS: Workshop on “Praying as a Working Vancouverite”
Jonathan Chan, CEO and Founder of Company of Disciples: Final Workshop – “Living Out Your Successness”
Mr. Chan is the founder and CEO of Company of Disciples, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Vancouver, BC. Company of Disciples provides theological education and spiritual services to adherents of the Christian faith and to the general public through multiple thriving ministries in Vancouver called SEEDS – Seed Planting, Exploring with PODs, Equipping through Bible Studies, Development through Theological training and Second Wind services. Mr. Chan’s role entails overseeing the organization’s events, seminars and mentorship programs for post grad students and working professionals in downtown Vancouver. He also oversees all operations such as marketing, web development, logistics, and fund development.
Mr. Chan founded the organization as a way to give back to the community after establishing a successful career in retail purchasing, logistics, product planning and importing. His areas of expertise include public speaking, business development and execution, market analysis, project development and negotiations. Mr. Chan specializes in forming and maintaining relationships by helping build a community of business and working professionals with Jesus as their centre of gravity with shared moral and spiritual values.
In 2011, Mr. Chan earned a Master of Divinity in Theology from Regent College. He earned a graduate degree in business administration in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1998, both from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Chan is married to Rosanna and has a daughter named Annabelle. He enjoys reading his Economist magazines and running during his free time.