Six Young Adults Wanted for GA - 26th Apr 2018

Southern Presbytery Young Adult Commissioner Programme  (2018/19)

The upcoming General Assembly is taking place from October 3rd – 7th 2018 at St Andrews College in Christchurch. This means we are looking for six young adults to fill the role of Youth Commissioner for the Southern Presbytery. An application form and additional information for young adult commissioners is available below. Please pass this info onto others who may be interested. 


Why a Young Adult Commissioner Programme?

For a number of years Presbyteries have sent a small number of young adult commissioners to General Assembly. Over the years these young adults have had much to contribute in the decision making process of our Church as it moved forward. Many of these young adults have gone on to being major leaders within the Church.

Presbyterian Youth Ministry (PYM) believe that the voice of young adults is vital to the sustainability of the Presbyterian Church, and their voice should be heard at all three courts. The GA “Youth Commissioner” programme is about young adults participating at the Presbytery level as well as the national level.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for 6 young adults aged 18-30, who are self-assured and have a mature Christian faith. These successful candidates will be expected to be involved in online training and to engage in the church’s national, regional and local courts. They will also be expected to:

  • Attend at least 2 of their own church session or church council meetings (where possible) before and after GA
  • Attend at least 2 full Presbytery meetings (where possible) before and after GA
  • Attend the entire GA 2018 conference (3 - 7 October 2018)


The Application Process.

Please complete the application form below and return this to Brad Kelderman by Friday 18th May 2018. A decision will be made by Friday 25th May 2018 and communicated soon after this date. The first full Presbytery meeting where we would hope that all young adult commissioners will be expected to attend is on Friday 7th – Saturday 8th September. Then of course there is attendance at General Assembly shortly after on October 3rd - 7th.



To download further information and an application form, please click here.



Please send your application form to:

Brad Kelderman:


If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Brad Kelderman.


Brad Kelderman

Youth Advisor







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