About Us

Ms. Priya Vijayakumar

Chairperson
Priya Vijayakumar has completed her masters in psychology. Her passion for people has got her involved in rehabilitating people with intellectual disability and she practices as a life skill coach. Her love for the outdoors and transforming lives, lead her to develop ‘Bluerock’ a campsite at Coimbatore. Her resilience, commitment and love for life add zest to all that she does. 

Mr. Raju Ninan

Vice Chairman
Santhosh is a businessman based in South India who did his graduation in Zoology from Loyola college Chennai and his masters in MBA from the International University. He currently runs a printing establishment in Chennai, south of India. He accepted Christ in his college days, started as volunteer in SU and went on to serve Scripture Union in various capacities for 18 years.

In the year 2006 J Team was founded and for the past 10 years it has grown into an organisation reaching out to children and young adults with the transforming message of Christ. He is also part of the YMCA movement in India and is a core member in the management of the Kilpauk branch in Chennai. He is also actively involved in many Christian organisations in India.

Ms. Ruth D’monte

Secretary 
Having completed her bachelors in Psychology, Ruth got into various job roles to pursue her passion for people. After a long line of jobs from a special ed teacher to developmental counselor, she found her home in the outdoors. Managing to serve on an internship program at Coolamatong, a Campsite in Australia, she was inspired to apply all those lessons learnt at her hometown in Chennai. With a zeal to provide camping opportunities for the under privileged, she co-founded Camp Canaan. Her vision, to help build individuals, through communities in the outdoors. 

Mr. Stephen Paul Dass

Treasurer

Mr. Francis Selvaraj

Board Member
A Civil Engineer running a successful real estate and infrastructure company based out of Bangalore. A Passionate Sportsperson who played the A Div Bangalore football league, a certified Urban Fitness Instructor and presently serving as secretary of the Karnataka sports network- an NGO which works among children, teens and youth of Karnataka. Envisioned and built CAMP REVIVE – An outdoor learning and sports facility at Hosur to train and produce better citizens.

Mr. Colin Tilsley

Board Member
Colin Tilsley is the founder of WAC which is exists to call urban young people to live out Christ wherever He has places them. He runs a unique concept called ‘English speaking cafe’ through which he reaches out to rural youth migrating to urban cities for work, equipping them with the much needed English speaking skills. Colin is a composer of songs, is a worship leader and is passionate about connecting with people.

Mr. Timothy Connors 

Board Member

Timothy Connors combines creativity with passion to work with people. His creative skills are used at Breakthrough in designing and facilitating training programs. An expert at designing and constructing ropes courses, in India and abroad. He is also Certified by IOSH in Safety Management and by British Safety Council in Risk Assessment and Fire Safety Awareness. He is the chief mentor in Challenge course building and maintenance. He was trained in USA and is a trained Level 1 & 2 Inspector by ACCT. 

He has been with Breakthrough since it started in 2000 and has been facilitating since then. He has completed a Strategic Transformational and Training Methodology Program at IIM-A. He has completed the ISTD program (Diploma from Indian
Society for Training and Development. Certified first aider by the Red Cross Society.

Mr. Samson Chelliah

Board Member

Samson is a be enthusiastic person passionate about working with people because of his relational strengths. He has added value to many lives in the field of outdoor experiential learning and has trained companies in the field of “Team Behaviour and Team Building”. Samson is currently based in North India in the state of Punjab running Christian camps for churches, schools and colleges.