Nominate a Youth Advisory Delegate to GA

Date:         April 12, 2011
To:            Pastors, Youth Leaders and Clerks of Session in the Presbytery of Chicago
From:        Youth Ministry Team and Committee on Nominations
Subject:     Youth Advisory Delegate to 220th (2012) General Assembly

Dear Friends in Christ,

One of the greatest privileges in youth ministry is to help young people identify their gifts and put them into practice in the ministry of the church.  Such an opportunity is now before our presbytery as we begin the process of selecting a Youth Advisory Delegate (YAD) to the 220th (2012) General Assembly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 It is our great hope that you will take the time to extend an invitation to gifted young people (ages 17-23) in your congregation to apply to be the YAD for Presbytery of Chicago (POC) in 2012, and to follow through with the recommendation process.  Application deadline is Friday, July 29, 2011.

 YAD candidates should be participating members of a local congregation with an appreciation for the work of the church and a reflective faith.  An effective YAD will be able to wrestle with complex issues, articulate his or her views on them while listening to the views of others, and engage collaboratively with people from a variety of backgrounds and points of view. Candidates will be chosen without distinction by race, life-style, or theological perspective.

 The nomination process will be as follows:

  • Pastor, youth leader or other adult identifies potential YAD candidates, assures they meet eligibility requirements, and invites them to apply.
  • Youth completes YAD Application Form and submits as indicated.
  • Church leader completes YAD Nomination Form and forwards to local Session.
  • Session endorses the youth, clerk or moderator signs Nomination Form and submits as indicated.
  • Candidates must be available for a 20-30 minute in-person interview.  Dates and locations are:
    • Monday, August 18, between 4:00 and 7:00 pm at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, Elmhurst
    • ~OR~
    • Sunday, August 21, between 2:00 and 5:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville, Libertyville
  • From all nominees, 2-3 will be selected as finalists and their names will be submitted to the presbytery Committee on Nominations for final vote at the October Presbytery Assembly meeting.
  • Once a YAD is selected, he or she will join the delegation of commissioners from POC.  Travel and all other expenses are covered by the POC and/or General Assembly.

For further information, please contact:   Millason Dailey at 847-362-2174,, or Tom Brown at 708-246-5220,

Read the fact sheet for eligibility and what to expect

Download the Application Form

Download the Nomination Form

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