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PYV Council

The PYV Council is responsible for overseeing the youth work within the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.

The Council is comprised of up to ten members who are elected for two year terms, with five up for election each year at the Annual General Meeting. 

Council meets roughly 9 to 10 times a year to plan, discuss and further the work of the Gospel in youth ministry in Victoria.

Each member of Council is responsible for overseeing portfolios of PYV's ministry.  These portfolios include:

One member of the Christian Education and Nurture Committee also attend each Council meeting to assist and provide advice to the the Council.  The CENC has been delegated authority over PYV by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.  The current CENC rep to PYV is:

PYV COUNCIL

Nic Bilyj - Convenor

Nic attends Heathmont Presbyterian and is married to Chiara and father to Sapphire, Jonas and Ariana. When he's not restoring old cars or building or fixing houses and gardens, he's a site supervisor with JG King.

As well as being the Convenor of PYV Council, Nic also looks after the Heathmont House portfoilo. If you wish to book rooms at Heathmont House, or if you need to get in contact with Nic, email one of the following addresses:

Katherine Goswell

Katherine is part of the marketing team at The Salvation Army Headquarters in Blackburn. She attends Canterbury Presbyterian Church where she is also a youth leader. Some of her favourite things are playing soccer (for Donvale Presbyterian Football Club), drinking soy flat whites and spending time with friends.

Katherine is the Secretary of PYV Council and also a part of the Safe Church sub-committee.

If you need to get in contact with Katherine, email the following address:

     

Duan Ziegelaar - Treasurer

Duan is in his second year serving on PYV council as our treasurer. He has a degree in Professional Accountancy and has been working for an accounting firm since 2012. He loves conservative politics and social issues, rugby union, the wallabies, reformed theology and geography.

If you need to get in contact with Duan, email the following address:

Chiara Bilyj

Chiara is married to Nic and mother to Sapphire, Jonas and Ariana. She is also the current Editor of Fellow Workers, the newsletter of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. She loves sunny days at the beach, getting lost in a book and spending time with family and friends.

Chiara's portfolios include Online (covering both pyv.org.au and Facebook PYV - Presbyterian Youth Victoria) and Publicity.

If you need to get in contact with Chiara, email the following address:

Daniel Carner

Daniel Carner joined the PYV Council in December 2012.

He is the youth leader at Dandenong Presbyterian Church. Daniel also works in remedial therapies.

Daniel's oversees the First Aid portfolio for PYV.

If you need to get in contact with Daniel, email the following address:

Brad Haughey

Brad has been involved with PYV since 2008 and has previously served as the Operations Manager. He currently lives in Geelong and attends North Geelong Presbyterian Church where he also helps lead youth group. When he's not catching up with friends or trying out new breakfast places, Brad relaxes by watching motor racing (V8 Supercars and Formula 1) or going for drives.

Brad is part of the Leadership Accreditation Committee (LAC), he also oversees the PA & Equipment portfolio for PYV.

If you need to get in contact with Brad, email one of the following addresses:

     

Sonja Otto

Sonja has been involved with PYV for many years, most recently as the Administration Officer. She left this role in late 2015 to become a full time mum to her little daughter. She attends Cranbourne Presbyterian Church.

Sonja oversees the Merchandise portfolio for PYV.

If you need to get in contact with Sonja, email the following address:

     

Emily Venning

Emily works as a Nurse at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton. She attends South Yarra Presbyterian Church and is a regular leader on PYV camps. In her spare time Emily is always up for a good road trip out of Melbourne and also would happily babysit her nephews and nieces.

Emily is part of the Leadership Accreditation Committe (LAC), she also oversees the Missions portfolio for PYV.

If you need to get in contact with Emily, email one of the following addresses:

     

CENC REPRESENTATIVES

Rev. Brian Harvey

Brian (or Uncle Brian as he is sometimes referred to) is the Youth Ministries Director for PYV. When on camps Brian doubles up as the CENC representative.

If you need to get in contact with Brian, email the following address:

Rev. Dave Assender

Dave is currently Chaplain at Melbourne's Scotch College. He has a long history with PYV and we are very appreciative of having his experience available to us at council.

If you need to get in contact with Dave, email the following address: