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-2.1102. 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 7 regions (Southeast, 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
Sep
12
Thu
all-day 2019 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe
2019 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day
2019 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe | Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village | Nevada | United States
Pacific Region will be September 12-15, 2019 at Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe. REGISTRATION FORM & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Oct
3
Thu
all-day 2019 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Hilton Waco
2019 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Hilton Waco
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day
2019 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Hilton Waco | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States
October 3-5, 2019 Conference Registration Available Soon Download Registration Hotel Reservations – Hilton Waco Reservation phone number: 1-800-774-1500 Reservation link: http://bit.ly/2LGq2se  Special Room Rates: $135.00 per night King room  $139.00 per night Queen/Queen room
Oct
11
Fri
all-day 2019 APA Heartland Regional Conf... @ First Presbyterian Church
2019 APA Heartland Regional Conf... @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day
2019 APA Heartland Regional Conference @ First Presbyterian Church | Portage | Michigan | United States
Many Gifts, One Spirit in beautiful Columbus, IN Oct 11-Oct 12, 2019 Conference Brochure & Registration Fairfield Inn & Suites Lodging: 1 (812) 552-5333 2820 Merchants Mile Columbus, IN 47201 King or Queen Rooms: ($133.28 / night;[...]
Oct
23
Wed
all-day 2019 National Conference – Charl... @ Myers Park Presbyterian Church
2019 National Conference – Charl... @ Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
2019 National Conference – Charlotte, NC @ Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Oct. 23-Oct. 25, 2019 Myers Park Presbyterian Church Address: 2501 Oxford Place Charlotte, NC 28207 Phone: (704) 376-3695 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Download a Conference Schedule Please make your CONFERENCE REGISTRATION using the above link, and then mail your payment[...]

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