Youth Council

Being a member of the PET Youth Council has allowed me to develop my faith through numerous songs, countless energizers, and the best small groups. It is a truly unique experience I would encourage others to seek out and be a part of.”
— Ayak Cinkoc, Class of 2019

Youth Council is a group of high school leaders from churches throughout the presbytery. These student leaders gain leadership training and participate in retreats throughout the year in order to become peer leaders for both the Middle School Retreat and Youth Summit for high school students. Any high school student who is active in his or her church and/or youth ministry is eligible to apply to serve on the Presbytery’s youth council. Each application will require a reference from the student’s pastor. Selection will be based on the student’s leadership potential as shown in the strength of the application and reference, and will seek to broadly represent the churches of the Presbytery of East Tennessee. Ordinarily, the number of youth council members from each congregation will be proportional to the size of the church’s youth ministry.  If you wish to represent your church on Youth Council, please fill out an application and ask youth minister to fill out a recommendation. You may also ask a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, or spiritual mentor to complete an additional recommendation. Find the application and the recommendation form below!

Youth Council Applications

Youth Council Recommendation Forms