Pete Burak is the Vice-President of Renewal Ministries and the director of their young adult outreach called ID. He is a 2010 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. He is a monthly columnist for Faith Magazine and the host of the Spirit-filled Leadership and The Hour podcasts. Pete and his wife Cait have five children.
Diana Ingle is currently serving as the President and CEO of CRA-Restore. She has been leading and founding CRA (Christian Renewal Association) New Zealand since 2008, where she established an organisational structure and built a team to expand the ministry locally and internationally. Diana has been blessed with a special mission of bringing inner healing ministry to thousands of people worldwide.
Sindhu Subhadra Nadarajan (USA) is a medical graduate and married to Sunil Kumar Nadarajan, a software engineer. Both of them are now full-time missionaries for the Jesus Youth Movement. Sunil is the Director of Amoris Christi Institute, an affiliate of JY. Sindhu is an animator for the Jesus Youth National Council in the US, and mission coordinator in the USA, and a member of the Jesus Youth International Mission team. They are also involved with the School of Nazareth, a four year residential accompaniment program for college students under Amoris Christi in Delray Beach, Florida. Sindhu and Sunil have five kids.
Manoj Sunny, an Engineer by profession, is a full-time Missionary, actively involved in Catholic lay apostolate for 35 years. The first National and International Co-ordinator of the Jesus Youth Movement, he has travelled extensively across 60 countries, conducting more than 1200 training programmes for leaders. He received the Leadership Award by Caritas in Veritate (CiV) USA in October 2022. A participant of the Bishops’ Synod on New Evangelization in the Vatican in 2012, he has had the privilege of meeting St Pope John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis several times. He has attended the National Prayer Breakfast six times in Washington DC with three Presidents of the USA. He is currently the International Director of Formation, Jesus Youth, and the Executive Secretary of the Office of Evangelization for the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference. He lives in Cochin, India, with his wife and two sons.
C. C. Joseph, is a Social Catalyst, Leadership expert and Motivational Speaker who has travelled the world over. From North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and afar, C.C. Joseph has revolutionised individuals across the world to unlock the depth of their innate goodness and potential. His determination to develop leaders of excellence from the inside out has earned him great mileage in the learning and performance industry. As the Founder and Director of Fourth Wave Foundation, Joseph seeks to integrate the need for developing a holistic approach to solving social issues by transforming them into innovation challenges. His exploration on working with young leaders from across the globe led him into a carrier as Leadership Expert and Performance Coach. Over 15 years of experience at professional, educational, corporate and social level organisations across India and other countries.
Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy at Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne.
Bishop John served as an assistant parish priest at St. Stephen Cathedral in Brisbane and St. Bernadine Church in Regents Park, Queensland. He also served as the parish priest at Our Lady & St. Dympna’s Church in Aspley, Queensland. Despite ministering in the Latin Church, he actively supported the pastoral needs of the neighbouring Syro-Malabar communities. On January 2023, Pope Francis appointed Bishop John as the second bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy at Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne. On May 31, 2023, he was ordained as bishop and installed as the bishop of the eparchy by His Beatitude Cardinal George Alencherry
Most Rev Christopher Prowse is the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn. He is a current member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as Chair, Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Church Ministry. On 27 February 2014, Pope Francis appointed him as a Consultor to the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli is the current Archbishop of Melbourne. At a national level, Archbishop Comensoli has served on the Bishops Commissions for Family, Youth and Life, Evangelisation and the Plenary Council. He currently serves on the Permanent Committee of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and is Chair of the Bishops Commission for Life, Family and Public Engagement.
Members of Jesus Youth Australia share their experiences of saying Yes to the Lord in their life.