Mohan Patnaik
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Mohan Patnaik is one of the founding members of the Lead Like Jesus Society in India. He, along with Deepak Martin, attended a Lead Like Jesus Encounter in Singapore in Oct., 2009. They were subsequently trained as facilitators. Mohan’s calling is to equip and encourage believers in the market-place to be the light and salt in their work-places, families and societies. He is one of the Master Facilitators for the Lead Like Jesus Program in India and his life-purpose is to live, love and lead, like Jesus. Mohan has over 23 years of work- experience in banking, operations and consulting space. He is currently working as Executive Director in Cognizant, based out of Hyderabad. Prior to Cognizant, Mohan worked for 20 years in UBS, HSBC, HDFC, IDBI and Canara Banks. He is married to Sonia for over 17 years and they are blessed with 3 children - Nikhil, 14, Kushal, 11 and Niharika, who is 8. Mohan is actively involved in market-place ministry through various corporate fellowship groups in Hyderabad. He also serves Haggai Institute, RZIM, Logos Ministries, Person to Person Counseling Ministry and World Vision in various capacities. He worships at New Life Assemblies of God Church, Secunderabad. He has served in the Missions Department and is involved in other special church projects.



Sudhir Charles
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Sudhir Charles, a Pediatrician, and his wife, Madhulatha, a Gynecologist & Obstetrician, have their own practice at Navjeevan Hospital, Hyderabad. Their hospital is named Navjeevan, meaning New Life, and that is what the husband-wife duo seek to do- to impart - new life to the needy and sick, in Jesus’ Name. They accomplish this by keeping their hospital accessible to all sections of society, deliberately charging lesser than their competitors, giving quality service, and presenting the Gospel, depending on the opportunities that the Holy Spirit opens up through their service.

Sudhir and Madhulatha are blessed with 2 sons- Praneeth, 11 and Ankith, 9 years old. Sudhir has worked in the committees of various Evangelical Graduate Fellowships and also held different roles in Person to Person and Family Foundation Ministries. He and his family worship at the New Life Assemblies of God Church, Secunderabad. He has been trained as a facilitator in the Lead Like Jesus Program.


Koshy Verghese
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Another founding member of Lead Like Jesus and facilitator for training / encounter programs is KoshyVerghese. He has 40 years of work-experience with various Indian and multi-national companies that include Larsen & Toubro, Union Carbide & Nagarjuna Group in India, and ESAG Group in Dubai, where he held senior positions like General Manager, Group Vice-President, President and CEO and Group Chief Executive. He also worked for 6 years as Director with ICFAI, 4 years of which he served as Vice- Chancellor of one of its universities. Currently he is Senior Advisor to a cotton spinning mill at Hyderabad. He is married to Accama, a school-teacher by profession. They have 2 sons, Verghese, married to Indu, and Jacob, married to Jency, and 4 grand-children, Lisa, Tahirah, Jonathan and Hannah.

The first President of Haggai Institute(HI), India in the UAE, Koshy is currently the Vice-President of Haggai Institute, India, and also serves as one of HI’s panel of International Faculty. He is an Elder in his church, New Life Assembly of God, and has served the church in various capacities. He is also involved in a few ministries that deal with Christian leadership at the market-place. His passion is to pass on his learnings and experiences as a practicing Christian leader at the market-pace to the next generation.