Who Are We?

The New Zealand Lay Preachers Association is made up of over 200 lay preachers from mainline churches around New Zealand who have undertaken the training and assessment which has allowed them to be recognised by their respective churches as   competent to fill the role of a lay preacher. The NZLPA as an ecumenical body issues certificates to accredited lay preachers which recognises their calling and ability to lead worship. NZLPA also tries to represent the interests of lay preachers, and endeavours to provide a forum for and a source of support for lay preachers. An important part of that role is encouraging the sharing of resources useful to lay preachers. Our quarterly publication of Word & Worship is valued by our members.

MeetingsThe National Executive of the New Zealand Lay Preachers Association is scattered throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand, and meets using Skype and email. Personnel are:

President: Pieter Jacobs
Minutes Secretary: Nola Stuart
Correspondence Secretary: Linda Hall

Treasurer/Membership Secretary: Valerie Marshall
Registrar: Hugh Williams
Member: Joshua Robertson
Corresponding members: Lyndsay Jacobs, Viv Whimster
Editor, Word & Worship: John Meredith
Editorial Assistant: Jill Meredith