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 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
Aug
8
Wed
all-day 2018 APA Southeast Regional Confere... @ The Inn at Opryland – A Gaylord Hotel
2018 APA Southeast Regional Confere... @ The Inn at Opryland – A Gaylord Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day
2018 APA Southeast Regional Conference @ The Inn at Opryland – A Gaylord Hotel | Nashville | Tennessee | United States
August 8th to 11th, 2018 Hotel: The Inn at Opryland – A Gaylord Hotel Registration: Download HERE The Inn at Opryland Registration Flat Rate: $615 (Two Queen Beds Lodging for Wed, Thur, Fri; Conference Courses[...]
Sep
13
Thu
all-day 2018 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe
2018 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day
2018 Pacific Region Conference @ Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe | Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village | Nevada | United States
Pacific Region will be September 13-16, 2018 at Zephyr Point Conference Center on Lake Tahoe. CLICK HERE for FLYER REGISTRATION FORM & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Oct
11
Thu
all-day 2018 APA Heartland Regional Confere... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
2018 APA Heartland Regional Confere... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day
2018 APA Heartland Regional Conference @ Westminster Presbyterian Church | Portage | Michigan | United States
October 11-14, 2018 Conference Brochure & Registration Executive Board Meeting | Oct. 11 Classes Friday and Saturday | Oct. 12 & 13 Business Meeting & Banquet | Oct. 13 Lodging Hampton Inn Kalamazoo Airport 2610[...]
all-day 2018 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Marriott Hotel Bricktown
2018 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Marriott Hotel Bricktown
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
2018 Southwest Regional APA Meeting @ Marriott Hotel Bricktown | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States
October 11-13, 2018  Download Save the Date flyer Conference Registration & Schedule Download a Registration Form Conference Registration Fee: $75 / Food: $125 Guest/Spouse (all meals): $125 Hotel Reservations – CLICK HERE CLICK HERE to[...]

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