The pastoral relations work of the presbytery provides oversight and resources to promote constructive and helpful relationships between remunerated specified ministry agents (both ordained and lay), and the congregations they minister with.
The responsible committee for such oversight in THP is the Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC). It deals with matters such as:
• ensuring relevant consultations with ministers and congregations are undertaken
• conferring with congregations and ministry agents when changes in placement of ministry agents occur
• assisting the Presbytery in its role to care and nurture faith communities
• dealing with complaints as set out in the Regulations of the UCA
PASTORAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Rev. Stephen de Plater
Mrs Gwenda Brownell
Ms Sue Jennings
Rev. Christine Sheppard
Rev. Neil Smith
Ex-officio: Presbytery Chairperson, Presbytery Secretary, Presbytery Executive Officer, Representative to Advisory Committee on Ministerial Placements (ACOMP)
or PRC Secretary at: email@example.com
The PRC normally meets on the 4th Monday of each month.