The Youth Ministry Expo.

The Youth Ministry Expo is an annual regional training day targeted for those who are working with young people or have a heart for youth ministry. At this training day attendees have the opportunity to hear from a fantastic selection of key note speakers and workshop presenters, take part in sung worship, and also fellowship together. Anyone is welcome!


In 2019 this day took place on Saturday 25th May at St Columba Presbyterian Church. We were very blessed to have Rev. Fakaofo Kaio and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Kelly as our key note speakers for the morning and the St Austell’s Uniting Parish band to lead us in sung worship.


The afternoon included a variety of workshops from some wonderful presenters from:


– Heather Ameye-Bevers (Baptist Youth Ministries)

– Rev. Gary Mauga (St Andrews, Henderson minister)

– Matt Chamberlin (Presbyterian Youth Ministries)

– Suzanne Gamble (Alpha)

– Dr. Mark J. Keown (Laidlaw College).


The Youth Ministry Expo will take place again next year so watch this space! See below for some of the feedback and photos from 2019





  • “Absolutely loved Rev. Fakaofo Kaio’s message! It really has opened my eyes to a greater aspect of honoring my parents”. 

  • “I loved Rev. Dr. Carolyn Kelly, she was very engaging and calming”. 



  • “Suzanne Gamble was very very good! I could have spent a whole day on this with her” 

  • “Heather Ameye-Bevers was very informative and engaging. It made me reflect and think about my practice”. 

  • “It was awesome to grab some insights from Dr. Mark J. Keown on how to share the word with children / youth”. 

  • “What an inspirational and relatable workshop from Rev. Gary Mauga! Nice to hear from other leaders point of view on Neverland”. 

  • “Matt Chamberlin was clear and helpful in ways we could approach young people about sensitive topic’s”.