The Candidates for Ministries Commission is responsible for those people who are called to the specified ministries of the Church. On behalf of the Presbytery of WA, it exercises responsibility for the selection, pastoral care and oversight of such candidates. The Commission oversees all those who are applying to become Ministry of Pastor or Minister of the Word/Deacon and also process the applications for  former Uniting Church ministers who apply for re-admission. Members of the Candidates for the Ministries Commission are appointed by the Presbytery and include:

  • the Chairperson
  • the Principal of the Perth Theological Hall
  • the Chairperson of the Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership
  • up to six persons elected annually by the Presbytery.

The Commission may co-opt up to two further members to ensure balanced representation or to provide the Commission with knowledge, abilities or experience which may be helpful and would not otherwise be available. For more information contact Rev Craig Collas, Chairperson, on 0488 495 044 or (08) 6103 4222 or

Please Note:  The Admission of Ministers from Another Denomination is dealt with by the General Secretary.  If you wish to apply to become a Uniting Church Minister, please contact the office of the General Secretary, Rev David de Kock, on (08) 92609803 or who will then process your application accordingly.