INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Impacting Local Communities Worldwide
Robert Trierweiler, USA
Bob Trierweiler is a 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law. For 29 year, he practiced law primarily in the areas of environmental, real estate, business, and corporate law. In 2005, he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International where he serves as Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Ministries in the General Counsel’s Office. His primary areas of responsibility include real estate, corporate and domestic and international business. He also manages the Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG) initiative that is designed to mobilize lawyers around the world to be effective witnesses for Christ.
lynn morrow, usa
In 1985, Lynn Morrow received her JD from Pepperdine School of Law. She then received her Masters of Law from the University of Exeter, England in International Business Law. A former litigator in Southern California, Lynn moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1992 to practice entertainment law, and joined Adams and Reese in 2001 as Partner in Charge of their Music Row office. She represents businesses that promote music and other forms of entertainment as well as artists, authors, songwriters, music publishers, and producers. Lynn writes extensively on copyright and entertainment-related subjects. She also serves as legal counsel for the Gospel Music Association and the Christian Music Trade Association, and represents a number of clients in Christian and country music.
Norbert Kirsch, Germany
Norbert Kirsch was born in northern Germany near Hanover. Since 1983 he has run a law firm in the city of Berlin, specializing in real estate and conveyance, family law and inheritance law. He is a Civil Law Notary and qualified for judgeship. He has given advanced training courses in inheritance law with reference to international cases and in family law and published a book about The Bible and FInances. He is an active member of one of the major political parties in Germany, where he has served several years as vice chairman on the board of a local chapter.
For almost two decades, Norbert has served as the chairman of The Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship in Germany called “Christ und Recht e.V” which he founded with others in 1994. He is a member of the Evangelical Free Church. He has been awarded the “Certificate of Minister LIcense” from the International Pentecostal Holiness Churches Europe, and serves as musician, teacher, and preacher.
Jonathan Kiboba Shamwana, Congo (DRC)
Justice Kiboba is currently the High Judge, Court of Appeals, having previously served as a judge in the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Kolwesi and President (Senior) Judge at the HIgh Court Tribunal of Kasaji. He is also in charge of classes at the University of CEPRO-MADE/Kolwesi branch campus in southern DRC. He has taught courses on civil rights in several institutions of higher learning in the DRC. Before becoming a judge, he worked as Chief HR and Legal attorney in Gecamines (Main Mining Company).
Justice Kiboba began the FLAG ministry in the DRC, the first local FLAG ministry in the world, organizing our first local conference in Lubumbashi in 2014. He is on the international leadership team as representative for the Africa region. He and his wife Arlette also pioneered the ministry “Action Missionair parmi Les Couples” (Missionary Action amongst Couples) in Kolwesi.
Chandimal Mendis, Sri Lanka
Chandimal Mendis is an Attorney-at-Law, Legal Advisor, and Consultant. He was educated at Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka, and thereafter enrolled at the Sri Lanka Law College, Colombo. In his early career, he worked under several President’s Counsels, and was the youngest member of the Consultative Committees of the Ministry of Finance.
Now he is a Commercial Lawyer with 18 years of practice, and has been a political adviser and legal counsel for the United National Party in Sri Lanka for over 10 years. He was a member of the drafting Committee of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and currently serves on the Committee drafting a new Republican Constitution for Sri Lanka.
He is also the CEO of the Sri Lanka Cricketers Association, and a director of numerous corporations including World VIsion Sri Lanka, Natwealth Corporation and Natwealth Securities (Pvt) Limited, and is a member of the Board of Governors of Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
For over four years until September 2015, he was the Chairman for the Commission for Justice and Peace, National Christian Council of Sri Lanka. He has been committed to the areas of social justice, social welfare, and has been vocal on recognition of rights, eradication of corruption, and creating equal opportunity with regard to dignity of life.
Nina Balmaceda, Peru
Dr. Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda earned her law degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (1994); her master degrees in International Peace Studies (1996), and Government and International Studies (1997); and her PhD in Political Science (2008) at the University of Notre Dame. Nina educates and motivates Christians to integrate their faith into their academic disciplines and careers. She is the founder of the Christian Legal Society of Peru (2000) and the Latin American Christian Lawyers Network (2001). She also serves as global coordinator for the Advocates International Task Force on Human Rights and Justice for the Poor, and as international advisor to Peacemaker Ministries.
Victor Yau, Hong Kong
Since 2013, Victor Yau is Vice Managing Partner of Yu Sun Mak & Lawyers, Solicitors and Notaries, Agent for TradeMarks and Patents. He received his LLB and PCLL from London University and University of Hong Kong, and studied the China Law Master Course at Renmin University of China. He is currently a director for Campus Crusade Hong Kong, honorary legal advisor for Operation Dawn, a former committee member of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship Hong Kong, and ex-director of The Sowers’ Action of Hong Kong.
Kimmo Mettälä, FInland
Kimmo Mettälä is a partner at Krogerus Attorneys Ltd., Helsinki Area, Finland, and advises clients on banking and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions assignments, and private equity investments. He has extensive experience in acquisition finance and secured finance, corporate finance, debt capital markets, debt restructurings, public and private company acquisitions and divestitures, investments in the emerging markets, representation of growth companies, and international arbitration proceedings. He is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and is also qualified to practice in the State of New York. Kimmo received a LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, United States (1985) and Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1980)