Youth Advisory Council

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The Youth Advisory Council exists:

  • To assist the Bishop in determining the vision and strategic direction for youth and young adult ministry in the Auckland Diocese
  • To provide advice for the future structure and functioning of youth ministry within the Diocese
  • To provide input into determining the services to be provided by any groups contracted to provide youth ministry services
  • To provide feedback to contracted groups via meetings.
  • To provide advice for future World Youth Day planning
  • To provide advice for Diocesan wide events

The Council meets monthly February to December, usually on the second Tuesday of the month.

Current members of the Council are shown below.

Representing Name
Northland Fr Joe Savesi
North Shore Andrew Macdonald
City Serena Davis
Central Fia Iasinta and Dwain Quadros 
West Yvonne Purcell
South Danny Kettoola
East Dawn Sacayan
Ethnic communities Maria Vai (Tongan Community) and Bernadette Ah-Voa (Samoan Community)
Diocesan Pastoral Council Mark Peji (CFC Youth for Christ)
Diocesan Staff Pat Lythe (Chair) and Teresa McNamara (ACYM Leader)