Speakers

About the Speakers:

Fr James Yeo

Fr David Garcia

Mr Nick Chui

Mr Andrew Kong

Mr Daryl Gomes OP

Dr John Hui


Fr James Yeo

Fr James Yeo was ordained a priest on 1st May 1989. He obtained his licentiate in moral theology in Rome in 1996. Later he pursued and obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in Australia in 2007. He has had various appointments in a number of parishes, including being parish priest at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St Anne’s church.

He has been Rector at the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) since 2013,and presently also sits on Mount Alvernia Hospital’s board of ethics

Fr David Garcia

Fr David Garcia, OP is a Dominican Moral Theologian who obtained his licentiate from the Alphonsianum in Rome. He is a professor in Moral Theology at the Major Seminary and a lecturer with the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore. Since coming to Singapore in 2001, he has been a much sought after and well-known speaker who has addressed a spectrum of issues affecting society ranging from marriage and family life to social justice and bioethics; he has worked with various church organisations including The Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS), Catholic Medical Guild (CMG), Family Life Society (FLS) and Caritas Singapore.

Mr Nick Chui

Nick Chui is a married man with an undergraduate degree in history and also a Masters in Theological Studies from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, which is affiliated to the Pontifical Lateran University. He has over a decade of experience in the work of catechesis and evangelization and has written articles in this field, which have appeared in popular and academic publications. He is currently a teacher in a Catholic Secondary School and is involved in the Religious Education program for students.

Mr Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL

Andrew has been giving presentations on St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB) in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai for the past several years.

A magna cum laude graduate of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome with a Licentiate in Canon Law, he also holds a Bachelor of Laws (UOL) and a Bachelor of Science degree (NUS). Andrew also has a certificate in the Practice & Principles in Counselling from the St Franxis Xavier Major Seminary.

Currently he is a certification student of the Theology of the Body Institute (USA), and is a qualified facilitator of “A New Language” program (on the Theology of the Body).

Since 2014 he has been appointed The Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) for the Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal by the Archbishop of Singapore .

Currently he works as a consultant and trainer. Prior to this he worked at the Archdiocesan Family Life Society as a presenter cum trainer in the Society’s education & training programs on sexuality and pro-life issues.

Mr Daryl Gomes OP

Daryl is a Lay Dominican, and the current Master of Studies of the Fraternity of St Francis de Capillas. Prior to this, Daryl was active with youth apostolate and formation work with university students, including in his previous role as President of the Catholic Students’ Society of the National University of Singapore. He presently works as an international relations professional in the higher education sector.

Dr John Hui

Dr John Hui graduated from the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Medicine in 1989 and is presently a family physician in private practice. He obtained his certificate as a Natural Family Planning (NFP) consultant in 2005, having completed a course in Naprotechnology at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, USA . He subsequently obtained a Graduate Diploma in Bioethics from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia in 2011.

John is married to his devoted wife, Geraldine. Together they have been serving in Marriage Preparation Course since 2000. They have 4 children.

He presently also serves on the board of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF), as well as the Bioethics committee of the Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore.