Preaching Conference 2023 - Preaching to Reach the World in Our Neighbourhood

Preaching Conference 2023

Preaching to Reach the World in Our Neighbourhood

Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 8:45am to 5:00pm
Location: Tyndale University (Map)


Early Bird tickets available until April 15th, 2023
Lunch is included for all in-person attendees
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Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Robert B. Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody, 2010); Prophetic Lament (IVP Books, 2015); co-author of Forgive Us (Zondervan, 2014); Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016); and Unsettling Truths (IVP Books, 2019).

Soong-Chan received his B.A. from Columbia University; his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; his Th.M. from Harvard University; his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Duke University.

Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic church living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. He has previously served on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners and the Christian Community Development Association.

He has extensive experience in cross-cultural preaching as well as on numerous college campuses. Soong-Chan has been a main stage speaker at the Urbana Student Missions Conference, the Congress on Urban Ministry, the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference, the CCDA National Conference, the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary National Preaching Conference, the Fuller Missiology Conference, the Justice Conference, and Verge, Catalyst, and Calvin Worship Conferences.


Workshop Speaker Location
Preaching Masterclass Pastor Sunder Krishnan John Kao Study Centre
Intercultural Panel Rev. Dr. Timothy Li Hui Tang Kimmerle Hall
Intercultural Competency Dr. Sarah Han Alumni Hall
Wellness and Care Grace Lee, RMT Tyndale Commons

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Workshop Speakers

Pastor Sunder Krishnan

Sunder Krishnan

Preaching Masterclass

Sunder Krishnan grew up in the capital city of New Delhi.  He completed high school in 1961; graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967; and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

In June 1969, he joined the staff of Atomic Energy of Canada. Most of his eleven years on staff were spent in safety analysis of nuclear generating stations.

In 1971, he and Shyamala were married. After that, he and his family worshipped at Rexdale Alliance Church. In October 1980, Sunder resigned his position with Atomic Energy of Canada and joined the pastoral staff of Rexdale Alliance Church where he  served until he “retired”  June 30, 2016.
They have two married children, Vijay and Sheila and six grandchildren, Rebecca (Wil), Matthew (Jocelyn), Benjamin, Noah, Joel and Gideon. They currently worship at The Well at which their son Vijay is the lead pastor. Sunder’s  passion is to teach the Scriptures and mentor the next generation to live passionately with God for His glory and their joy.

Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang

Rev. Dr. Timothy Li-Hui Tang

Intercultural Panel

Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang was born in Toronto where he has been a pastor since 2001.  During a mission’s trip to Asia, God called Timothy to ministry in 1996, after which he finished his M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministry at Tyndale Seminary. With over 30 years of experience working with Asian youth in Toronto, Timothy continues to seek avenues to redeem the relationships within our multi-cultural Asian communities. Tim has also completed a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Seminary with a focus on intercultural leadership development. He has recently assumed the role of Director of the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre at Tyndale University.

Tim is married to Joanne with their 3 children, Tobin, Mathis, & Breylin.

Sarah Han

Dr. Sarah Han

Intercultural Competency

Dr. Sarah Han is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and brings practical ministry experience as an ordained minister and theological expertise as an academic. Dr. Han considers herself to be "third culture" Canadian-Korean-Chinese and her formative theology was shaped on the mission field abroad. She has provided leadership in the Canadian immigrant church context for over a decade and has diverse experience in the Canadian public and private sectors. Dr. Han's vocational commitment and theological passion are to critically observe and reflect on how ecclesiology shapes and informs missiology and her research focuses on an intercultural, intergenerational, missional ecclesiology for Canada.

Grace Lee

Grace Lee, RMT

Wellness and Care

Grace Lee graduated from The Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and is certified for Cupping Treatment. She is a registered member in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

As a young athlete, Grace competed in many various sports at Recreational and Canadian National levels. With her rigorous training and competition in sports, she endured different injuries and sought rehabilitation from various health care professionals who helped her keep participating in her sports. She works in one of the Award Winning Integrated Health Service Clinics in Toronto, a Chiropractic clinic, and her own RMT Studio. Grace is passionate about helping athletes and active individuals return to full participation in their sport, recreational activities, or active lifestyle.


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Registration Details

Registration includes: Two plenary speaker sessions, Tyndale chapel service, and three interactive workshops. All in-person attendees will receive a lunch, a conference package, and the option of attending a wellness workshop during lunch. Parking on-campus is free.

Early Bird Deadline: April 15th, 2023 11:59pm EDT

Refund Policy: Attendees will receive a full refund if the request is made by May 8, 2023, at 11:59pm EDT. If the refund request is received between May 9-14, 2023, the refund will be subject to a 10% service charge (to ticket price at purchase). After May 14, 2023, refunds will incur a 50% service charge (to ticket price at purchase). We strongly encourage attendees to consider switching to online tickets if they are unable to attend the event in person.

Grant Application

If you require financial support to attend this conference, please complete an application form highlighting to us what your current need is. Members of the Preaching Conference Committee will review the application and, once approved, will contact you via email with a discount code that you can use towards your ticket.

Please be advised that this grant is only available to individuals who are purchasing individual alumni tickets and individual regular tickets (in-person, including early bird). Applyfor a grant to Tyndale University Preaching Conference 2023