Who we are: the people involved

Australia | Canada | New Zealand | South Africa | UK/Europe | United States

Note: the people listed here are the ‘public face’ of Creation Ministries International. Many others work ‘behind the scenes’ (including in some very senior roles), in both a volunteer and paid capacity, to enable us to carry out our ministry objectives. Clicking on the pictures below will take you to the (short) speaker biographies. To see the (long) creation scientist biographies, please visit that page via the ‘Info.’ menu or click on the longer biography button on the short bio page of interest.

AUSTRALIA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Carl Wieland

Dr Carl Wieland

Degrees in medicine and surgery.

  • Managing Director
  • Speaking
  • Writing/Editing
Don Batten pic

Dr Don Batten

Ph.D. in Plant Physiology

  • Senior Scientist
  • Speaking
  • Writing/Editing
Tas Walker

Dr Tas Walker

Ph.D in Engineering, honours degree in Geology

  • Senior Staff Geologist
  • Speaking
  • Writing/Editing
  • Geological fieldwork
David Catchpoole

Dr David Catchpoole

Ph.D. in Plant Physiology

  • Staff Scientist
  • Speaking
  • Writing/Editing
Pierre Jerstrom pic

Dr Pierre Jerlström

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology

  • Staff Scientist
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Creation
Peter Sparrow

Peter Sparrow

Science degree in Biology/Paleontology

  • Part time speaking
Russell Grigg pic

Russell Grigg

M.Sc. in chemistry
Former editor-in-chief of a major publishing house

  • Writing/Editing
Mark Harwood

Dr Mark Harwood

Ph.D. in science/engineering (satellite specialist)

  • (Regular part-time) Speaking
Rod Walsh

Rod Walsh
(Ark Van)

Noah's Ark specialist and model builder

  • (Regular part-time) speaking with the Ark Van
Dr John Hartnett

Dr John Hartnett

B.Sc., Ph.D. in Physics

  • (Part-time) Speaking
  • Writer
Dr John Anderson

Dr John Anderson

M.B., B.S.; Licentiate in Theology (ThL); General Practitioner

  • (Regular part-time) Speaking
Russell Wallace

Russell Wallace

Bachelor of Theology

  • (Regular part-time) Speaking
Jon o'Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Degrees in music and geology

  • Writing/editing

CANADA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Richard Fangrad

Richard Fangrad

Diploma in electronics, worked in missile development and testing.

  • CEO
  • Speaking
  • Writing
Calvin Smith

Calvin Smith

Extensive background in pastoral youth teaching; led an on-campus study group refuting evolution at university level.

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Ministry coordination
Jim Mason

Dr Jim Mason

Ph.D. (experimental Nuclear Physics), extensive involvement in the development of complex electronic systems.

  • Speaking
Larry Dye

Larry Dye

Extensive background in ministry as a youth, outreach and lead pastor. Graduate of Taylor Seminary.

  • Speaking
Gus Olsthoorn

Gus Olsthoorn

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

  • Speaking

NEW ZEALAND OFFICE

Speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Robert Hunt pic

Robert Hunt

B.Tech. (Hons) (Industrial Management & Engineering)
B.Phil. (Microcomputer control systems)
Grad. Dip. in Inf. Sc. (with distinction) (Computer Science)

  • Speaking

SOUTH AFRICA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

 Johan Kruger pic

Robert Zins

B.Sc.
Experience as a missionary in central Africa for more than ten years.

  • CEO
 Johan Kruger pic

Dr Johan Kruger

Ph.D. in zoology (nematology).

  • Head of Ministry Outreach
  • Speaking
  • Ministry Coordination
 Johan Kruger pic

Marc Ambler

Marc is an experienced business manager and was involved in starting CMI South Africa.

  • Speaking
  • Writing

UK/EUROPE OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Philip Bell pic

Philip Bell

B.Sc.(Hons) zoology

  • CEO
  • Speaking
  • Writing
Dominic Statham

Dominic Statham

B.Sc.

  • Speaking
  • Writing
Phil Robinson

Phil Robinson

M.Div.

  • Speaking
Robin Greer

Robin Greer

M.Phil.

  • Speaking

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Gary Bates

Gary Bates

Extensive background in corporate management and marketing.

  • CEO and CEO of CMI-Worldwide, (CMI's global Federation)
  • Speaking, writing
  • Researching
Jonathan Sarfati

Dr Jonathan Sarfati

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

  • Senior Scientist
  • Speaking
  • Writing/Editing
Rob Carter pic

Dr Robert Carter

Ph.D. in Marine Biology.

  • Staff scientist
  • Speaking
  • Writer
  • Researcher
Scott Gillis

Scott Gillis

Corporate Project Management
B.A. in Religious Studies

  • COO
  • Speaking
Mike Oard

Michael Oard

M.S. (atmospheric science)

  • Speaking
Shane Cessna

Shane Cessna

B.App.Sc.

  • Speaking
Rusty Fulp

Rusty Fulp

Ordained pastor. Served as a missionary for almost 20 years to the indigenous people of Eastern Canada

  • Speaking
  • Events management
Lita Cosner

Lita Cosner

M. A. Cum Laude in New Testament

  • Information Officer
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Speaking
Keaton Halley

Keaton Halley

M.A. in Christian Apologetics

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Graphic Artist

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