Conference Speakers

Tom Bremer

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President, ISAAC International

Tom Bremer has worked with Europe Teen Challenge since 1983. He was installed as Director of Europe Teen Challenge in May 1999. He leads the fellowship of existing programs and assists with developing new works. His burden is to “broaden and restore vision for the lost souls of drug addicts and other young people in Europe who are caught in life-controlling problems.”

Tom has a master’s degree in professional counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado, USA. He is also a Minister. Much of his time is spent teaching, pastoring and mentoring Teen Challenge national and regional leaders across the 40 TC Programs in Europe. Tom and his wife of 43 years, Terry also have a ministry to couples in Europe. They have three children. In August 1999, the Bremers established their home and the ETC office in Fanhões-Loures, Portugal.

Warwick Murphy

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Vice President, ISAAC International
Regional Co-ordinator, ISAAC Asia

 Warwick Murphy has worked in the addiction field for 50 years. Trained as an addictions and family counsellor, Warwick established and directed a residential rehabilitation centre in London from 1985 – 1994. He established and ran a counselling centre, for families living with addictions in Melbourne, Australia.

Warwick has run training programs across Asia working with many Christian Recovery organisations in many countries. During this time he was based in Malaysia with his wife. He is married with four adult children and eight grandchildren. He has also written a book, An Adventure Like no Other, much of it related to his work in the addiction field.

Jungmi Park

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Jungmi Park is a Korean missionary who has been serving in Mongolia since 1998. Her first involvement in the addictions/recovery field was working with Mongolian narcology doctors to set up a new method of addiction treatment. She worked actively within the AA & Alanon set-up in Mongolia.

After several years of pioneering work in addictions recovery God led her to develop a Christian-based recovery program. In 2003 her team launched a ‘Celebrate Recovery’ (CR) program, a well-known church-based recovery ministry in Mongolia. Over 10 years, they provided training to hundreds of churches. Around 30 churches have been running the program to help people addicted to alcohol as well as their families. The team formed the national network of CR in the country and today it fully runs as independent ministries.

She has also been involved in Addiction counseling training over the years which has led to developing individuals and support groups in their Christian addictions response.

Andy Partington

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Andy Partington, PhD, is the founder and International Director of Novō Communities and the author of Hope in Addiction.

Novō Communities brings freedom from addiction by empowering God’s people to create transformational communities that offer healing, wholeness, and hope. Novō mentors leaders, trains teams, and strengthens programmes with the Beyond Addiction recovery manual.

Hope in Addiction (Moody Publishers, 2023) brings together personal stories, compelling research, and ministry experience to address the role of the church in the age of addiction.

Andy has served as Director of Yeldall Manor, as Director of Training at the London School of Theology, and in church leadership in the UK, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. For much of the last 20 years, Andy and his wife, Mickey, along with their five children, have made their home in Latin America.

Dana Seale

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Dana McDaniel Seale is the author of the GROW Strong curriculum and the Co-founder of Global Resilience Oral Workshops. She has a masters degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a writer, researcher, Bible study leader, Motivational Interviewing trainer, speaker and mother of 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  She and her husband Dr. Paul Seale have spent the last five years working in Africa training lay leaders in prevention tools for emotional resilience and recovery tools for alcohol and drugs.

Dr. Paul Seale

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Dr. J. Paul Seale is a physician and researcher with board certification in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He spent more than 10 years working full time in Global Health in Asia and Latin America, where the foundational concepts of the GROW Free alcohol and drug recovery program were developed. He now serves as Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at Augusta University in Augusta, GA (USA) and co-director of Global Resilience Oral Workshops (GROW) with his wife Dana Seale.

Alison Giblett

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International Steering Group Member, ISAAC International

Alison Giblett is leader of the Genesis ministry in Ukraine. The Genesis Process is a Biblical inner healing support program that helps overcome destructive habits. Prior to this she served in rehabilitation centres in Russia and Ukraine for five years. She has been part of ISAAC International Leadership since 2000. Alison has a masters degree in Missiology, and another in Philosophy and Religious Studies. She loves to equip others to fulfil their God given potential for His glory.

Mitha Bleasdale

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Head of Strategy and Relationships, ISAAC International

Mitha Bleasdale has experience in strategic, governance, communications & administrative roles within addictions recovery, educational, faith-based and mental health organisations in the UK and India. She has been part of the International Secretariat team at ISAAC since 2012 and serves as the Head of Strategy and Relationships at ISAAC. Mitha serves as Director/Trustee for a UK-based national charity, Jubilee+ which works with churches to change communities through Christian social action. Her approach is solution-oriented, strategic, team-focussed and relational.

At this Global Congress of ISAAC Members she will be connecting with members in focus group settings to get a deeper understanding of their contexts and ministries. Mitha is based in the south of England with her husband and two young children.