New Methodist Youth President Designate Announced
01 December 2016
Michael Pryke, aged 17
from Stamford in Lincolnshire, has been announced as the Methodist
Youth President Designate. He was elected at this year's 3Generate
event for young Methodists that took place over the weekend of the
25 and 27 November.
Michael was elected from five candidates running for the
position. The candidates took part in hustings and produced
promotional videos and displays as part of their election
Michael's campaign focused on opportunities for young people
to participate in the life of the church, taking up roles that suit
their gifts and to develop new styles of worship.
"I'm deeply honoured to have been chosen to take up this role
and I'd like to thank all the people who helped and supported me
with the election," said Michael. "Young people need to be a voice
of change. We are not just what is next, we are now and our voice
The current Youth President, Tim Annan, was among the first to
congratulate Michael: "Having spent time with Michael over this
past weekend, I'm confident and excited to see his passion and
enthusiasm for the children and young people of the Methodist
Church. He has great ambitions and I look forward to seeing what
God has planned for him over his time as Youth President."
"I'd also like to thank all the candidates for the confidence and
passion to put themselves forward for the role of Youth President
this year. I ask that we keep them in our prayers as they look
ahead and wish them well in their ministries."
Michael will begin his role next summer, taking over from Tim in