SPEAKERS (Updated)

ASM 2022 gathered the brightest minds in ASIA. Get insights from mission scholars and leaders from all around!


Daniel J. Kim, Ph.D.


  • Professor of Mission Theology and Spiritual Theology at Asia United Theological University / Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS), Korea
  • Founder and Director of Imago Christi Studio, Korea




David Lim, Ph.D.

Vice President

  • President of Asian School for Development and Cross-cultural Studies (ASDECS)
  • President of China Ministries International-Philippines (CMI)
  • Executive Board chairman, Lausanne Philippines
  • Executive Council member, Asia Lausanne Committee (ALCOWE)
  • Steering Group member, SEANET

Thomas V. Thomas, Ph.D.

International Ministries of Hope International Mission

[Experienced as a social scientist, Senior behavioral specialist & Chaplain].

Speaker, Trainer, and grief counselor helping churches & bible colleges, government and social institutions, teachers & parents to understand mental illness, behavioral disorders & drug addiction.

Author of Books: Death to Life, harness your crises, Let us say No to Suicide & Are you concerned about your child.

Written articles on marriage, premarital counseling, fear, anger, and mental health.

Latest book “My Life in the Stormy Seas” is a true-life experience of a man who lived with a chronically mentally ill wife. Please see this link for the book “My Life in the stormy Seas.” This is helpful for anyone interested to know mental illness and counseling. Churches and bible institutions can learn about family problems and dangers facing counselors.

A case study on stigma, ignorance, stereotypes of mental illness and how it affected several lives.

This website is to help understand some aspects of mental illness. www.mindatpeace.us


Atul Y. Aghamkar, Ph.D.

National Center for Urban Transformation

A former professor and Head of the Department of Missiology, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, and South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore, India. Currently serving as the Director of the National Center for Urban Transformation, Bangalore, India.

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Kyongho S. Ko, D.Miss.

Executive Director
Hope for Families, International

  • Hope for Families, International (Hope Fam, Intl), Registered Non-profit Organization for Mission. Executive Director. LA., CA
  • Women Restoration Ministry, Mission Department, Minister, All Nations Church. Lake View Terrace, CA
  • Women Seminar Ministry, Founder, Author & Main Speaker
  • Visual & Media Art Dept, Los Angeles City College, Adjunct Faculty. L.A., CA.




Chansamone Saiyasak, Ph.D.

Former President

  • Advisor / Former President, Asian Society of Missiology
  • President, Mekong College and Seminary, Thailand / USA
  • Founder, President, Charisa Commercial-Technological College, Thailand
  • Professor of Intercultural Studies and Missiology, Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies, Olivet University, California
  • President, Mekong Evangelical Mission under Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand in Asia Evangelical Alliance/WEA
  • Founder / Owner, Nathan Trading Co., Ltd. and Sirikoon Agricultural Promotion Co., Ltd.