Commission on Education for Discipleship and Leadership (CEDAL)

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  • Formation of those preparing for ordained ministry in the Uniting Church, support for newly ordained ministers and continuing education for experienced ministers.
  • Development of the competencies of those lay people called to the ministry of Lay Preacher or Pastor
  • Orientation to the Uniting Church for ministers from other churches seeking to be recognised as UCA ministers.
  • Education for lay members who want to grow in faith and develop skills for ministry, including those called to serve as elders or Church Councillors, lead worship or to celebrate the sacraments.


Membership of CEDAL is currently made up of:

  • Chairperson – Dr Karen Flowers
  • Education Co-Ordinator (Ordained Ministeries and PTH Principal) – Rev Dr Cathie Lambert
  • Staff Representative – Rev David Kriel
  • Student Representative – Ana Lea’aetoa
  • Chairperson of the Presbytery – Alison Xamon
  • Reuben Edmonds
  • Ps Lindsay Ginn
  • Dr Alexandra Hugman
  • Rev Dr Geoffrey Lilburne
  • Mary Riley
  • John Van Den Berg
  • Co-opted Member – Rev Claire Pickering

Meeting Dates in 2023

  • 12 July
  • 13 September
  • 13 December
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