July 30, 2017
Meet the key speakers at this year’s CMS Summer School.

Speakers at CMS Summer School 2022

Andrew Shead

Andrew Shead is Head of Old Testament and Hebrew at Moore Theological College, and a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. He has taught the book of Psalms to many generations of students, but feels that he has still only scratched the surface. He delights in the riches of the Bible’s poetry, and the challenge of communicating its message in today’s world. Andrew grew up in India, as a CMS missionary kid. It was as a youngster at CMS Summer School that he first found himself gripped by public Bible teaching. He is already praying that the Lord would use Summer School 2022 to touch other lives, young and old.

Kanishka Raffel

Kanishka Raffel was born in London to Sri Lankan parents and was raised as a Buddhist. While studying law at Sydney University a friend gave him a copy of The Gospel according to John and he subsequently became a Christian.

Kanishka is currently serving as the Archbishop of Sydney. Before becoming Archbishop, Kanishka served as Dean of Sydney, ministering to the regular congregations of St Andrew’s Cathedral. He was also involved in wider Australian church life, including the General Synod Standing Committee, the Council of The Gospel Coalition Australia, the Board of GAFCON Australia, and as trustee to both the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia and Trinity Theological College, Perth.

He sees the immediate priorities for the Sydney diocese as strengthening local churches, discipling the next generation, and raising up and training ministers of the gospel.

Kanishka is married to Cailey and they have two daughters.