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.
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 email@example.com
- Generate Presbytery firstname.lastname@example.org
- Presbytery of Southern SA email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org