KCML is delighted to announce Rev Dr Paul Prestidge as Ministry Formation Co-ordinator at Knox Centre for Ministry Leadership.
Paul has been minister at Miramar Uniting Church, Wellington, since 2010. Prior to that for 13 years, he was minister at St James Presbyterian Church, New Plymouth.
Paul has a clear call to form leaders for the church in mission. This has been lived in his leadership of the Good Soil Collective (3DM) and in numerous roles across the life of the PCANZ, including as Co-convener of the National Assessment Workgroup, Moderator of Taranaki Presbytery, and as Wellington Regional Moderator.
Paul is a life-long learner with a deep self-awareness. Paul brings community involvement: as a former Chair of the Wellington and Taranaki Restorative Justice trusts, and as a supporter of Myanmar refugees resettled in Wellington who have become his friends.
He gained a Doctorate of Ministry, exploring the Sermon on the Mount as an evangelistic text (2012). He has a clear passion for personal spirituality, using language of “journeying with” to describe the formation journey of interns.
With his term of call at Miramar Uniting ending, Paul is sensing a call to church plant.
Steve Taylor, Principal of KCML commented: “Paul impressed the interview panel as a genuinely creative thinker, with a real passion for mission. A Ministry Formation Co-ordinator who is also church-planting will ensure a rich grounding for our interns as Paul teaches in areas of mission and theological reflection.”
Paul takes up the role from 15 November, 2020. This is a fixed term and fractional position, following the departure of Rev Dr Mark Johnston in March, 2020.