FOUNDER & TEAM


“Since the day God gave us the idea of uniting young people to pool their gifts and talents to tell the world the most important news of Jesus, it has been clear that He was going to bless the RICE Movement.”

God has taken us on a journey where every RICE Rally we witness an outpouring of his blessing. Every year has hundreds of young people put their faith in Christ. That pivotal moment when hundreds of hands shoot up to say ‘I want to give my life to Christ’ is certainly the signature moment that best captures what RICE stands for.

“I count it as a privilege to be the founding director of this movement knowing full well it is God’s movement. It was His idea, His blessing; it is His harvest. We are all just hanging on for the ride as we step out upon the unknown waters of the years ahead taking each next step only as we fix our eyes on Jesus who is calling us toward Him.”

God’s blessing towards the RICE Movement has continued even further. The evangelistic seeds sown have been watered and have sprouted a harvest of events, creating the space for these same young people to be renewed and recharged in their faith. Many of these events have become for our youth, places of community and fellowship. They have united the youth in their pursuit of taking Jesus seriously in all aspects of their lives. This is why ‘renewal’ is a key part of RICE’s vision for these young men and women.“

– Steve Chong, Founder and CEO

TEAM

The RICE Movement is a dynamic, constantly evolving community which is in a season of rapid acceleration and expansion. The team and frameworks currently in place are by the grace of God and part of the testimony of His hand at work through this Movement.

BOARD

The role of the RICE Board is to provide robust governance for the Movement at large. Meeting together monthly, our board members have been appointed because of their professional expertise as well as for their personal Christian faith and strong belief in the Gospel ministry of RICE. They sit as non-executive directors (except for Steve Chong) and can therefore provide an objective assessment of high level decisions that face the Movement operations spanning compliance, risk management, financial and theological matters concerning the Movement.

Eliane Miles

Steve Chong

Peter Ko

Mark Chan

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The C-Suite is the top level leadership of the RICE Movement that canvasses and provides strategic, financial and operational direction for the movement globally.

James Lee

Robin Lim

Deb Fung

Steve & Naomi Chong

GLOBAL TEAM

The Global team provide direction in the centralised functions of the Movement across the areas of Administration, Marketing and Human Resources. The team consists of 3 key departments led by the Global Director in each, who together work to form the systems and frameworks to support the work of the Movement in each city:

Pauline Lui

Nat Tse

Summer Zhu

Sharon Jay

LOCAL DIRECTORS

City Directors provide leadership and pastoral care over the city’s RICE Movement cohort which comprises of interns, support staff, volunteers and church partnerships.   

Reporting to the RICE Movement COO and serving as an integral part of the management team, the City Movement Directors are the overseers of the day to day activities of the RICE Movement in their particular city. They are in charge of all the operations that keep the Movement in their city running, as well as implementing policies and culture adopted by the Global leadership team. They also serve as the crucial bridge between the local church and the senior leadership of the RICE Movement by identifying, evaluating, and communicating the local churches’ needs.

Auckland

Melbourne

Sydney

RALLY DIRECTORS

Reporting to the Global Rally Director and serving as an integral part of the Rally team, the City Rally Directors are responsible for communicating the vision and strategic plans (given by the Global Rally Director) to their local rally teams. They give oversight to the operational execution of the Rally event and assist the City Directors in partnering with the local church for all events leading up to and including Rally.

Jeremiah Liew

RALLY DIRECTOR – SYDNEY 2019

Jeremy Cain

RALLY DIRECTOR – MELBOURNE 2019

Elisa Choi

RALLY DIRECTOR – AUCKLAND 2019

Abigail Kee

RALLY DIRECTOR – PERTH 2019