Pastoral Relations Committee



Rev. Steve Aynsley (Chairperson)
Pymble UC | UNS Zone
Rev. Sisilia Tupou-Thomas
FAB Zone
Rev. Michael Thomas
Crows Nest UC | LNS Zone
 Carolyn Handley
FAB Zone
Rev. Richard Harris
Terrigal UC | CC Zone
Clive McCormack
Gosford UC | CC Zone
Rev. Ian Weeks
Belrose UC | FAB Zone
Rev. Graham Perry
Presbytery Minister
Robyn Harvey
Boronia Park UC | COR Zone
Rev. Darren Liepold
Neutral Bay UC | LNS Zone
Elizabeth Dabbs
Normanhurst UC | B2B Zone
Rev. Christine Palmer
South Turramurra UC | UNS Zone
Joanna Drayton
Turramurra UC | UNS Zone
Michelle Lombard
Minute Secretary

PRC Charter

Mandate and Responsibilities


POLICY ADOPTED February 2018
Ministry Placements in the Uniting Church are normally made for a period of up to ten years. After that time, it is the Synod’s expectation that the minister will  be open to explore new callings through the Placements Committee (ACOMP). 
There may be, of course, a number of genuine reasons why a particular ministry should be extended for a certain period. The Presbytery Policy outlines our guiding principles and the process to be followed when the congregation and their minister seek to explore the possibility of an extension beyond ten years. 
There are circumstances in which a part-time ministry placement can be a good opportunity for both enriching the mission of the congregation and also enabling a ministry agent to exercise their vocation within restricted hours.
But there are some special considerations surrounding a request for a part-time placement which go beyond a desire for maintenance ministry.
Uniting Church Regulation 2.2.1 describes the ‘Duties of a Minister’ and requires every minister to “report annually to the Presbytery … on the ways in which the duties of a Minister as prescribed in [the] Regulations … are being exercised.” While each ministry may focus on some duties more than on others, the Regulation, alongside the Ordination and Induction vows, provides a general overview of what ministers need to attend to in order to engage in a wholistic, fulfilling and effective ministry vocation.


Updates for the Presbytery Council on the regular oversight, movements and decisions that come under the PRC’s charter. To read the full report, click here: Report via Dropbox