The Youth Council is a very important part of our presbytery’s work with youth as it plans and leads two youth retreats each year, and assists in promoting other events for the youth of our presbytery. There are openings for youth and adults on Youth Council. Youth must be in grades 10-12 in the fall of 2020.

Persons selected to serve on the Youth Council must be nominated by the Session of the church where they are involved as members, active participants (for those pre-confirmation) or staff, and complete an application form. Those nominated to serve on the Presbytery Youth Council should be actively involved in a congregation within the presbytery and place a high priority on their commitment to Jesus Christ. The expectation is that those on Youth Council, both youth and adults will be able to attend the youth retreats in early March and mid-November; a Leadership Development and Planning Retreat in late summer; and a planning meeting in early January.

Youth Council applications and nomination forms have been emailed to all Pastoral Leaders, Clerks of Sessions, Youth Ministry and Christian Education Contacts, and Christian Educators. In addition, they can be found here and on the Youth Ministry page of this website. Completed forms must be postmarked by April 30. However, in this extraordinary time, if necessary to accommodate the schedule of the Session, the Session nomination form deadline has been extended to May 27.

If you have questions, or concerns meeting the deadline, please contact Susan Sharp Campbell at 304-645-4568 or