Ka Lun Kenelm Chan

Ka Lun Kenelm Chan

Director of Arts & Business Pathway Programs

Kenelm is a Chinese Canadian, born in Hong Kong, grew up in Vancouver, BC, Canada and has been living in Sydney, Australia for almost 7 years. Kenelm is passionate about the church and seeing God's people grow and know Him better, and that has always been on his heart as a worship leader, creative team leader, and any team that he serves in. He is involved in a mandarin speaking congregation within a large church organisation. His passion for studies also stems from this goal to build the church. His academic interests are in the study of cross-cultural and intercultural discussions within theology, specifically in worship music and practices within the church, and hopefully towards the broader topic of cultural diversity, and highlighting different cultures and thought within the talk of church, the voices that otherwise would not be heard in a western-centric world.


M.Th (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title 华语 Mandarin Translation as Mediation: from Hillsong Sound to Local Chinese Congregations 2020

M.A. (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title Identification of Translations within Congregational Christian Music Studies: A Review from the Chinese Context 2018

B.Commerce (Finance Co-op, Econ Minor) (University of British Columbia) 2011

Journal Articles

  • 2022
    • Kenelm Ka Lun Chan 陈家麟 (2022). Mediating through Translations from Hillsong Megachurch to the Hills Chinese Community. Journal of Contemporary Ministry, No. 7 (2022). | External link
  • 2021
    • Kenelm Ka Lun Chan (2021). Translating Global Western Worship Song in Local Chinese-Australian Congregational Space. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Volume 22 No. 2 (2021), Special Issue: The Spirit’s Voice from the Margin. | External link


Academic Conference

  • 2020
    • Hillsong华语 Mandarin Translation as Mediation: from the Global Hillsong Sound to Local Chinese Congregations (2020), Worship and the Megachurch Conference - University of Birmingham, Online, 15 Oct 2020
  • 2019
    • Survey and Identification of Mandarin Translation within Christian Congregational Music (2019), Christian Congregational Music: Local & Global Perspectives, Oxford, UK, 31 Jul 2019

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