The General Assembly will be taking place from 3rd – 7th October in Christchurch. Northern Presbytery is able to send 6 young adult commissioners to this assembly who need to be between the ages of 18 – 30. See below for the five Young Adult Commissioner profiles!
MEVIA FALETOESE: PIPC NEWTON – AGE 22
My name is Mevia, I’m 22 and currently serving as a youth leader at PIPC Newton. I come from a big Samoan family and I’m in my final study at UoA. This will be my first General Assembly and I am so honoured to be one of the GAYAC’s on behalf of Northern Presbytery. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for me this year.
JORDAN GRIMMER: SOMERVELL PRESBTERIAN CHURCH – AGE 25
I grew up in Tauranga and became involved in the Pressy church when I started attending youth group as a teenager. I am a part of Somervell Presbyterian Church and help lead the youth group there. I am also involved with preaching and other jobs around the church. I look forward to General Assembly! It will be an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the wider workings of the denomination, and to serve the church through offering a youth perspective. I look forward to making connections with other people there too, especially other young adult commissioners.
DENESSE ATENDIDO: GLENFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – AGE 18
My name is Denesse, 18 years old from Glenfield Presbyterian Church. I am originally from the Philippines but I left to live in Singapore when I was young and recently moved to New Zealand four years ago. I am looking forward to helping the whole Presbyterian community grow as a whole and be part of a team and meet new people that are dedicate their time and effort to serving the house of The Lord.
MONICA FALE-BELL: MASSEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – AGE 19
Hello, my name is Monica Fale-Bell but everyone knows me as Moni. Im 19, soon to be 20, and part of Massey Presbyterian Church. I’m excited to see what God has placed in the hearts of the youth leaders and my fellow Young Adult Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church and I am so grateful to God and to your for this opportunity.
EDD SMART: FORREST HILL PRESBTERIAN CHURCH – AGE 23
I am a full time worker at Douglas Pharmaceuticals in Supply Chain as a forecast analysis. I attend Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church and have been there for 5 years helping out with worship and youth group. I really want to be a Young Adult Commissioner because I have a heart for serving youth and really want them to make the best decisions in their walk with God.