Our Mission

The Mission of APA is to offer opportunities for professional development and personal growth for those called by God to serve as support staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This mission is accomplished by providing continuing education events for certification and occasions for fellowship, worship and spiritual nurture and prayer at both National and Regional meetings as well as seminary sponsored training events. (adopted July 1999)

History of APA

WELCOMEAPAA request from twelve women attending a Business Administration Course at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PSCE) in Richmond, VA laid the groundwork for a professional organization to be created. There was a need and desire for an association for lay employees in the offices of the churches/boards/agencies of the PC (USA) denomination. Thus, the Administrative Personnel Association, PC (USA) was founded in 1976 by Joyce Bauer as the Presbyterian Secretarial Association of the Southern Church (PCUS). Within two years, the UPCUSA church staff was invited to join as they had no similar association.

During the years, APA proposed to the General Assembly that Certified Lay Employees be recognized by presbytery and be invited to presbytery meetings and given the privilege of the floor (without vote) which is presently in the Book of Order section G-14.0740. APA is affiliated with the Office of Vocation (a joint office of the General Assembly Council and the Office of the General Assembly) and has a PC (USA) staff liaison. Certified APA members are listed in the Directory and Book II of the General Assembly Minutes. APA is a “link” under the PC (USA) and the Board of Pensions websites.

This Association continues to grow and currently has members across the country in nine regions (Southeast, Greater Midwest, Heartland, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Pacific, Rocky Mountain and Southwest).  Annual national and regional conferences are held. Please visit our website at pcusa-apa.org for more details on the Administrative Personnel Associations PC (USA).

APA Regions Upcoming Events
Aug
24
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all-day 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Con... @ Candlewood Suites
2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Con... @ Candlewood Suites
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day
2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference @ Candlewood Suites | Longmont | Colorado | United States
Visit Longmont, Colorado!! The perfect blend of small-town charm, cultural experience, and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Over 150 restaurants, breweries, art galleries, a cultural museum, outdoor activities, and the Downtown Certified Creative District. [...]
Sep
21
Thu
all-day 2017 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe
2017 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day
2017 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe | Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village | Nevada | United States
Pacific Region will be September 21-24, 2017 at Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe. CLICK HERE for a Registration Form
Sep
27
Wed
all-day 2017 Southeast Region Conference @ Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area
2017 Southeast Region Conference @ Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day
2017 Southeast Region Conference @ Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Resort Area | Lake Buena Vista | Florida | United States
Administrative Personnel Association Southeast Region Conference September 27-30, 2017 print a flyer to share LEARN:  Continued Education towards certification.  Enhance your contribution to the workplace. Gain expertise for your position. …and PLAY:  Complimentary shuttle bus[...]
Sep
28
Thu
all-day 2017 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Hotel Indigo
2017 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Hotel Indigo
Sep 28 – Oct 1 all-day
2017 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Hotel Indigo | Dallas | Texas | United States
2017 Southwest Regional Meeting September 28-30, 2017 Download Registration Hotel Indigo reservations Tiffany Pope at 214-915-8305 or [email protected] or call Central Reservations: 1-877-834-3613 (The reservation block is under First Presbyterian Church Conference) $109/night single or[...]
Sep
29
Fri
all-day 2017 APA Heartland Regional Conf... @ Sheraton Louisville Riverside
2017 APA Heartland Regional Conf... @ Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
2017 APA Heartland Regional Conference @ Sheraton Louisville Riverside | Jeffersonville | Indiana | United States
Registration – $85.00 (includes banquet) Guest Meal Package – $45.00 (includes banquet) Guest Banquet Only – $25.00 Lodging:  Sheraton Louisville Riverside $129.99 / night; (tax and fees included) $60.45 / night if you share a[...]

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