The Youth Forum

Youth Forum members meet bi-monthly to pray, share and discuss a number of things relating to their own local context, and the wider church. They are also voting members at the full Presbytery meetings too!

Currently there are 7 youth leaders from 7 different Parishes (it is open to one youth leader per Parish in Northern Presbytery). Our current co-conveners is Hannah North (Greyfriars Presbyterian Church). 

You can view the profiles of the Youth Forum below. If you would like more information of this group or if you would like to become a member (if you are a youth leader in a Northern Presbytery) please contact Emma Page:

Hannah North: Greyfriars Eden Epsom Presbyterian Church

Hannah North is a co-convenor for the Northern Presbytery Youth Forum and a youth leader at Greyfriars Eden Epsom Presbyterian Church. Hannah is also on the executive committee for the World Communion of Reformed Churches. She is currently studying Theology at Carey Baptist College. 

James Daniel: St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Symonds Street

Hi, I’m a youth leader at St Andrew’s church. Having been part of the leaders’ team at Church for over 5 years, I’ve had the privilege of serving high schoolers and young adults in their walk with Christ. My passion is to see the next generation Christians become leaders. In the past 2 years, I got involved in ministry with the RICE Movement to grow as a leader and as a follower of Jesus, and I served alongside youths who were gifted and passionate for the Gospel. That experience was so encouraging and inspiring that I want the youth at my church to be able to do that too.

Stephanie Smart: Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church

I’m Stephanie, I lead a combined youth group at Forrest Hill/Browns Bay Presbyterian Churches alongside my husband Edd. Youth ministry was a surprise calling for me, and I love it to bits!

Elizabeth Fa’amamafa: St Austell’s Uniting Parish, New Lynn

Talofa! My name is Elizabeth, I am 22 years old and a youth leader at St Austell’s Youth (S.A.Y) in New Lynn. What I love most about my role is growing alongside our youth members through fellowship, studying God’s Word, and serving others.

James Reynolds: Glendowie Presbyterian Church

Hi! I’m James! I’m the youth leader at Glendowie Presbyterian Church as well as a physics and science teacher at Kelston Boys’. I’m well versed in dad jokes and puns and enjoy inflicting them on the youth.

Melissa North: Mahurangi Presbyterian Church, Warkworth

In 2018 I completed a DTS through YWAM Perth that focused on anti-human trafficking through this I discovered my passion for working with Young People, so when I came back to NZ I jumped at the opportunity to work with the Children and Youth at Mahu Presbyterian Church. Since then I have had the opportunity to walk alongside the youth and children in the church and the community as well as seeing them grow in faith, confidence, and maturity. It has also allowed me to embrace my childishness and given me excuses to act like a kid again.