Youth President

The Methodist Youth President works full-time for one year to serve the children and young people of the Methodist Church in Britain, making their voices heard and helping them to get more involved in every aspect of Church life. 

If you would like to speak to the 2019/20 Methodist Youth President, Thelma Commey (pictured), please email her.

For updates from Thelma throughout the year you can follow her on Facebook or Instagram

Thelma was elected by delegates at 3Generate 2018. Her theme for her presidential year is 'Jesus Loves All' (#JLA), focussing on reaching out to everyone with the love of Christ - with a particular focus on those who are disadvantaged in society. This will involve listening to children and young people, to hear about where God is at work in their lives. Throughout the year Thelma will be leading children and young people using art, music, fashion and all kinds of creativity to share these stories - presenting Jesus Christ as a loving saviour through the talents of children and young people.


The role of the Youth President is to:

  • Enable, encourage and enthuse children and young people to get involved in every aspect of Church life
  • Represent 3Generate, the Children’s and Youth Assembly of the Methodist Church
  • Travel around the country to listen to the voices of children and young people
  • Influence the decision-making of lead staff by sharing the opinions and priorities of children and young people.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to travel and work around Britain and overseas, supporting children and young people from all backgrounds. The work is varied and you will have experience of public speaking, debating, team and independent working, report writing, listening and facilitation, worship leading and more. Click here for more information about the role or contact Ella SibleyDeadline for applications 23 September 2019 at 12pm (noon).

We've talked to a few past Youth Presidents: Pete, Christy-Anna, Sam, Hayley and Megan.  Find out what being the Youth President meant to them by watching this video.

Click here to watch an interview with Michael Pryke, former Youth President (2017-18).

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