Presbytery Standing (PSC)

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Presbytery Standing Committee (PSC)

The Committee’s role is to:

  1. Act for the Presbytery between meetings of the Presbytery on matters urgent or emergent that require a decision before the next Presbytery meeting or when authorised by the Presbytery to do so;
  2. Initiate or coordinate the development of policy, goals, strategy and programs for the Presbytery;
  3. Coordinate the processes and activities of the various Presbytery Committees and Bodies;
  4. Provide support, advice and direction to the various Presbytery Committees and Bodies when requested or deemed to be desirable;
  5. Act on any direction or reference from the Presbytery; and
  6. Report to every meeting of the Presbytery.


Up to eight members are selected for the Committee annually. These people elected, after seeking advice from the committees, will be chosen to provide for a balance of age, gender, ethnicity, rural and urban, specialist knowledge and experience, and the need for the various specified ministries to be represented. Current members include:

  • Chairperson of Presbytery – Alison Xamon
  • Secretary of Presbytery – Rev Bev Fabb
  • Treasurer of Presbytery – Vacant
  • Immediate Past Chairperson – Bob Hunt
  • Chairperson of Thrive – Rev Greg Ross
  • Chairperson of CEDAL – Rev Claire Pickering
  • Chairperson of PRC – Rev Ivan Clark
  • Moderator – Susy Thomas
  • Members elected by Presbytery – Mary Riley, Yuko Tonai Moore, Rev Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Sue Strutt

Meetings in 2023

The Presbytery Standing Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30 pm, commencing in February. If you have any matter you would like to bring to the attention of PSC, please email this through to the Secretary of Presbytery at, by the Thursday prior to the meeting.

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