2022 New Wine Conference

Friday, 12 August 2022 - Saturday, 13 August 2022

MAGNETICAttracting People Back To The Parish

Once upon a time, the message of Jesus Christ and the early church was irresistible. The early Christian community, also known as The Way, captured the imagination & hearts of many people. 

Fast forward to a post pandemic-emerging world, and we find declined attendance and participation across our parish communities globally, and in Singapore. If the message of Jesus Christ isn’t the problem, then what is causing people to stop coming to church? What realities do we need to bravely confront in order to revive the dynamism and attractiveness of our faith? 

Join us as we draw inspiration from the early Christian community, and gain insights from our Conference speakers on how we can recover the original magnetism of the church, and attract people back to our parishes.


12 Aug (Fri) – 7:30pm to 10pm
13 Aug (Sat) – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: 618 Upper Bukit Timah S678214 (SFX Seminary Building)
Conference Fee: S$20 (Lunch included)

Spread the word among your communities and ministries, and register today!


Who should come for this Conference?
The New Wine Conference calls out to all who have a heart for the parish. Whether you are in a ministry, a community, or a parish group; serving in the parish for decades or just getting started - we invite you to join us.
Why should I attend this Conference?
We believe that the Good News of Jesus Christ is magnetic. Our goal is for our parishes to reflect the same nature. As we try to build parishes that people love to attend, we need to be aware of the barriers that stand in the way of people feeling like they can belong. We hope that through this Conference, you may gain a deeper understanding of the dynamism of our faith, and how you can inspire change back in your parish.
What can I expect from this Conference?
This Conference will feature plenary sessions which will shed light on the magnetism of discipleship and relationships, which build towards the overall magnetism of the parish. Participants can also look forward to choosing two Breakout Labs, with a closer focus into specific areas that will provide further thought and insight in how we can attract more people back to the parish.
I am not able to make it for one of the days / part of the programme. Should I still attend?
Spanning an evening and a full day, the Conference aims to provide a concise yet deep experience, with topics and sessions building on top of each other. The session evening of 12th August will provide a good foundation and understanding as we head on to the full day session of 13th August, where we will dive into different topics. Hence, we do encourage your full attendance.
Should I invite my other ministry/parish group members to join me?
Yes! Your Conference experience will be enhanced if you attend it with your ministry or parish group. Learning something together and sharing a common experience will go a long way in multiplying the insights gained and generate momentum to start taking small steps to make positive changes in your parish.


Becoming a Magnetic Parish
Fr. Terence Pereira

A priest after the Good Shepherd’s heart, Fr. Terence’s great desire is to see all lay faithful learn and grow to be disciples of Jesus Christ. As the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelisation, he leads ONE in promoting the work of evangelisation and disciple-making in Singapore.



Magnetic Discipleship
Fr. Jude David

Fr Jude David is one of the chaplains at the Office for Young People, and is currently the rector at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, after completing his Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology in Rome. As a passionate shepherd of His flock, Fr Jude experiences great joy in being in love with Jesus and His Church, and hopes to be the face of Christ to His people.


Magnetic Relationships

Whole-Life Discipleship: Connecting Sunday to Monday

Leonard Koh

Leonard is the Formation Manager at ONE. He was previously on staff at the Catholic Spirituality Centre, first as its Youth Ministry Director and then as Senior Manager of Programme and Pastoral Care. Leonard had his world turned right-side-up when he personally encountered Jesus at the age of fifteen. Since then, the purpose of his life is to make Jesus famous. Leonard is passionate about leading people in a growing relationship with God, bringing the Word of God to life and helping ministries flourish. He holds a Masters in Theological Studies and was working as an art director in advertising before being called into full-time ministry.


Foundations of Discipleship – The Spiritual Disciplines
Dominic Chan

A litigation lawyer by profession, Dominic also serves actively with the Catholic Theology Network, which recently produced The A-Z of DiscipleSHIP, a newly launched faith formation program covering 26 essential topics in the life of discipleship. Dominic also pursued further studies, and received his Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute in December 2015, graduating summa cum laude.


Leading from the Heart: Compassionate Leadership in Action
Henry Hoo

Henry’s encounter with Jesus first started when he was 12 years old, where he was eventually baptised into the Catholic Church during his undergraduate days. Since then, he has actively served in ministries such as the Alpha Program, catechism, as well as participating in the Parish Pastoral Council. Currently serving as the Director of Digital and Corporate Transformation at MINDEF, Henry is also passionate about personal development, and finds joy in helping others grow into their potential.


International Parish Models for Discipleship
Lawrence Chong

Lawrence serves as Group CEO of Consulus, a Global Innovation by Design Firm. He has helped shape transformation strategies for Catholic institutions globally in economy, media, education and parish. He was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as Consultor on the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in 2020. He is a member of the Focolare Movement.


Radical Hospitality: Creating a Welcoming Parish
Daphne Leong

For over 15 years, Daphne has been helping lay people to understand their baptism call, and how to live this out in society as well as to participate well in the parish. It is her wish to see more lay people be helped to take up the mission of the church of bringing the Good News to all.


Navigating Toxic Behaviours in the Parish
Adrian Chong

Adrian is an Organisational Psychologist and Principal Consultant, and provides training to numerous institutions in the region. Apart from his decades-long experience as a trainer and speaker, Adrian was a member of Couples for Christ, a global Catholic movement to strengthen Christian family life for 18 years. He has delivered numerous talks and teachings to communities in Singapore and Malaysia, and in his continuous desire to give back to the church, he has also served in a number of parishes.


Becoming a Relationally Attractive Person
Nick Jarvis Tan

Nick Jarvis is a bi-vocational Catholic. He runs a corporate training and executive coaching business, and serves as the Evangelisation Strategist at ONE. For him as a lay Catholic, there is no divide between church and corporate work. All is Kingdom work. Nick Jarvis celebrates a decade of marriage with his sweetheart. On the weekends, you may spot him at playgrounds, monkeying around with his two daughters.


Youth Magnetism: Reaching and Keeping the Next Generation
Sheila Fong

Youthful in nature herself, Sheila is passionate about bringing young people into an intimate relationship with the Holy Trinity. Prior to joining ONE, Sheila was a full time Youth Coordinator for 7 years at the Church of St. Anthony, where she oversaw the growth of 9 youth ministries, and the development of leadership training and mentorship programmes among other contributions. Equipped with a Youth Work certificate by the Social Service Institute of Singapore alongside 19 years of parish experience, Sheila’s vision is to see parishes become a flourishing ground for young people to thrive in loving and serving God.


Living the Beatitudes in Community
Sr Linda Lizada

Sr. Linda has been a religious sister with the Cenacle Sisters for over 46 years and has lived and worked in many countries – her last posting was in Rome where she served as General Councillor for the Congregation for 12 years. Sr. Linda is currently based in Singapore and offers psycho-spiritual workshops, retreats and spiritual direction, as well as providing formation sessions for Life Direction Singapore. She also teaches in the local Seminary.


Being an Impact Changemaker
Cassilda Lim

Cassilda is the Assistant Executive Director at ONE and is known as a speaker who brings the Word of God to life with her dynamic and heartfelt style of presentation. Together with her husband Leonard Koh, she spent more than a decade at the Catholic Spirituality Centre, where she was involved in various capacities, from conducting retreats and formation programmes to leading the Centre as its Executive Director. A teacher of the Word, and a leader of teams, Cassilda’s passion is to help others experience the goodness and greatness of God. She holds a Master in Theological Studies obtained from the University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia.