Ka Lun Kenelm Chan

Ka Lun Kenelm Chan

Director of Arts & Business Pathway Programs

Kenelm oversees AC's Arts and Business Pathway Programs. He is a Chinese Canadian who was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Vancouver, before moving to Sydney several years ago. His academic interests lie in the study of cross-cultural and intercultural intersections between theology and church practices such as music and singing.

Kenelm’s publications have contributed to the Pentecostal Studies research cluster.


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


  • 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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