Who is God calling to be our next Moderator?


The Moderator’s role is one of pastoral and spiritual leadership of the Synod. The focus of the role is to promote the Synod’s vision and mission for the future of the church; to listen to, guide, and care for all the members and ministers of the UCASA; and to represent the church in the wider community and the ecumenical and political landscape of South Australia.

Nominations have been sought for our next Moderator and an election will be held at our June 2022 Synod meeting - with the new Moderator taking up their role at the 2023 Synod meeting.


Moderator role and person specification






Nominations closed on 30 September 2021

Nominations must come through the presbyteries. Nominations can be made by individuals or churches (must have a nominator and seconder), and then be sent to the presbytery.  An office bearer of the presbytery must also sign the nomination form before sending it to the Moderator Nominating Committee.

The Moderator Nominating Committee may discern further people to nominate.

IMPORTANT: Please do not contact the person being nominated - this is the role of the Moderator Nominating Committee. 

To contact your presbytery please email:                                              

  • Wimala  Presbytery                        wimala.secretary@sa.uca.org.au                                                                                                                          
  • Generate Presbytery                      generate.secretary@sa.uca.org.au                                                                                                                          
  • Presbytery of Southern SA             southern.secretary@sa.uca.org.au


Moderator Nominating Process Timeline 2021-22


Feb Moderator Nominating Committee (MNC) convenes to plan nominating process.
Feb-Mar MNC has conversations with various theologians, past moderators, Synod officers, etc, to get feedback on role of Moderator and process for nominating.
Apr Draft Moderator Position Description, By-Laws, nomination form, timeline and related matters presented to SSC for approval.
Jun-Jul MNC prepares communication with presbyteries and wider church regarding nominating process.
No later than 1 Aug Nominations – must come through presbyteries.
30 Sep Nominations close.
Oct MNC consider additional nominations.
Oct-Nov Informal conversations with potential nominees.


31 Jan Paperwork from nominees due.
Feb-Mar Formal conversations with potential nominees.
31 Mar List of nominees finalised.
Apr Nominees invited to gather for prayerful support.
May MNC report & nominee profiles sent to members of Synod.
Jun Ballot for Moderator elect held.

For more information please contact Rev Sue Page, Associate General Secretary: assocgensec@sa.uca.org.au