Foo Lai Wei,
Regional Development Director,
Alpha Asia Pacific
Foo Lai Wei has led Alpha Malaysia, as National Director, with phenomenal visionary leadership. 11 years ago when he took on the role (with only 3 staff on board), he imagined a future for Alpha Malaysia that was both outrageous and audacious. With tenacity and perseverance, the vision that drove him on started to come true. Today, Alpha is no longer an unfamiliar thing to most churches. Alpha is widely known and used among churches all across Malaysia. The growth has been so profound that Alpha Malaysia is now one of the countries in Asia Pacific where Alpha is most developed. Alpha Malaysia has also become one of two Alpha Hubs in the world. One Hub being in London and one Hub being here in Malaysia.
We are sad but also excited that Lai Wei has moved on take that visionary leadership beyond Malaysia. He has taken on the role of Regional Director for Alpha Asia Pacific where he oversees the Alpha development of at least 6 countries including India!
We hope you will continue to support and pray for Lai Wei as he takes on a much bigger and exciting role in this new season.
Regional Development Manager / Global Development Manager,
Workplace, Alpha Asia Pacific
Melissa has faithfully served in Alpha Malaysia now for six year. She took on multiple roles including Development Manager for Alpha in the Workplace, Office Manager and eventually National Coordinator. Under her leadership, Malaysia is now, one of the countries where Alpha in the Workplace is most run. The growth has been so noticeable that she has been asked to take on the role of Global Development Manager for Alpha in the Workplace to spearhead the work of Alpha in the Workplace globally!
Melissa has also moved on from Alpha Malaysia and has taken the role of Regional Development Manager for ASEAN with Alpha Asia Pacific to work with Foo Lai Wei.
Again, with sadness and excitement, we wish Melissa all the best and hope you will continue to support and encourage her as she serves the Lord tirelessly.
Wini Heron, National Director, Alpha Malaysia
Wini Heron first joined Alpha Malaysia 10 years ago to develop the work of Youth Alpha. In the interim, she spent 5 years in Australia holding a pastoral role, developing Alpha in a local church setting. She started running Alpha in 2005 and through the years, have run Alpha for people aged 10-85.
Wini has recently taken on the role of National Director for Alpha Malaysia. With the ongoing support of Foo Lai Wei and Melissa Theng, we believe Wini will lead Alpha Malaysia to grow from strength to strength.
Wini is married to Tim, who is the IT Manager in Alpha Malaysia. They have two children, Matthew (9 y.o.) and Sandra (3 months old).
Abel Cheah, National Coordinator, Alpha Malaysia
Abel Cheah has recently taken on the role of National Coordinator at Alpha Malaysia. Abel Cheah was previously the Head of Regions at Teach For Malaysia, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Education to empower the nation through education by recruiting, selecting and training "Fellows" - young Malaysian leaders - to teach in public schools over a 2-year Fellowship programme.
Abel worships at HTBB and has been involved in running Alpha there. He is married to Jacintha Tagal Cheah who is the Assistant College Director of St Paul’s Theological College here at the Alpha Hub.
Abel has an incredible servant heart and is highly competent. We are very excited to serve with Abel to see the evangelisation of our nation and transformation of society take place before our eyes in our generation.