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National Conferences

The Uniting Church National Conferences provide opportunities for people of the same culture to meet together for worship, fellowship and development. They:

  1. Faciliate congregational networking and cooperative discussion so they can address issues and celebrate good news within the life of congregations and its people. 
  2. Provide opportunites to learn and reflect on how to engage and develop ministry and mission within the life of their congregations and the broader Uniting Church.
  3. Develop the next generation and nurture the young people in leadership and growth. 

The National Conferences enable the voices of different communities to be heard and make a distinctive contribution to the life of the Uniting Church.

In 1987, the Tongan National Conference became the first national conference. In 2019 we welcomed the formation of our newest National Conference, the Ibero-Latino National Conference. 

There are now 13 National Conferences: Tongan, Samoan, Fijian, Indonesian, Korean, Tamil, Chinese, South Sudanese, Filipino, Niuean, Vietnamese, Middle East and Ibero-Latino. The conferences vary in size and each conference decides when and how often they will meet.

Contact details and meeting dates of each National Conference are listed below.

Tongan National Conference: meets every second year, with an annual youth gathering. The next Conference will be in 2021. 
Chair: Rev. Feke Kamitoni
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Website: http://www.tongannationalconference.com/

Fijian National Conference: meets every three years. The next Conference wull be in 2023. 
Chair: Jone Lotu
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Indonesian National Conference: meets every two years. The next Conference will be in 2021 in Darwin.
Chair: Rev. Ajub Jahja
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Samoan National Conference: meets every three years with leaders meeting annually.  The next Conference will be in Sydney in October 2021.
Chair: Rev. Kili Mafaufau
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Vietnamese National Conference: meets every two years (postponed). 
Acting Chair: Rev. Bui Chi Ai
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Filipino National Conference: meets every three years.  The next Conference will be in October 2020 (depending on the COVID-19 situation.)
Chair: Rev. Berlin Guerrero
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Chinese National Conference: meets every two years. The next Conference lwill be in 2021. 
Secretary and Acting Chair: Rev Enshuo Zhu
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Korean National Conference: meets nationally every two years with a Ministers' retreat on the alternate year. The next meeting will be in 2020 (depending on the COVID-19 situation).
Chair: Rev. Ju Min Hyung
Secretary: Rev Seung Jae Yeon 
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Homepage: www.ucaknc.org 

Niue National Conference: meets every year. The next meeting will be in 2020. 
Chair: Ps Kenni Nelisi
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South Sudanese National Conference: meets every three years. The next meeting will be in 2020.
Chair: Rev. Amel Manyon
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Middle East National Conference: meets annually. The next meeting will be in 2020. 
Chair: Rev Gaby Kobrossi
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Secretary: Levon Kardashian
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Ibero-Latino National Conference: meets annually. The next meeting will be in October 2020.
Chair: Rev. Esteban Lievano
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Tamil National Conference: Currently no scheduled meetings.
Contact Leader: Rev Dr John Jegasothy
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