WHO ARE WE?
Vancouver South Presbytery is one of ten Presbyteries with in the British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada, and one of 91 district/presbyteries in 13 such conferences across Canada. It includes congregations from Ladner, Tsawwassen, Richmond, and South Vancouver.
Vancouver South Presbytery is made up of all ordered (ordained, commissioned, lay pastoral minister, or staff associate) clergy (settled in a congregation, retired or retained on presbytery's roll) and one or more lay representatives from each congregation. The work of the Presbytery is to support congregations, provide oversight, to keep them connected, to share ideas and concerns and to learn and share about the ministry and mission of the church.
The presbytery provides oversight also to paid ministry personnel and students in the process of training for ministry, as well as matters related to church property and finances.
Presbyters make decisions to support and provide oversight of persons and congregations, as well as participate in the work of the wider church. Presbyters also report back to their congregations.