Presbytery Youth Council

2024 Youth Retreat

Everlasting Presence

February 23-25, 2024 at Camp Hopewell

This year’s theme celebrates God’s constant presence with us in the past, present, and future. As we think about where we’ve been, figure out who we are as individuals and in the world, and imagine where we hope we’ll go, we are not alone. 
Registration is now open, and youth currently in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. If you know a youth who’d like to come but doesn’t have a group to register with, contact Allison Wehrung and we can help get them connected to one. The deadline to register is Monday, February 12.
A tentative schedule is available here: 2024 Retreat Schedule
Registration Fees:
Youth Participant $135
Council Member $67.50
Adult Chaperone $90
Questions about the retreat’s content or PYC can be directed to Allison, but if you run into issues with the registration platform itself, please contact Camp Hopewell Registrar Elissa Rayburn
About Our Keynoter 
Liz Corsig was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where she now works as the High School Ministry Director at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. She attended Indiana University for college (go Hoosiers!!!) and is currently a second-year student at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte. When she is not studying or spending time with youth, Liz can be found spending time outdoors, trying out new restaurants, or teaching Pilates at a local studio in Charlotte.
Music Leader
Andy Watson is the Program Director of John Knox Ranch in Fischer, Texas, where he’s served in that position for five years. Before working with Mission Presbytery, he spent five years working for the Episcopalian Diocese of West Texas and has been working in youth and camp ministry for ten years while leading music throughout his time in ministry.

Want to learn more about PYC?

Here’s our handbook – PYC Manual (Rev 8-22)

2023-2024 Presbytery Youth Council


Mary Wright England (FPC Greenville)

Afton Gable (FPC Tupelo)

Maggie Gibens (FPC Tupelo)

William Schuster (FPC Greenville)

Mary Paxton Weathers (FPC Greenville)

The mission of the Presbytery Youth Council (PYC) is to:

  • Plan, promote, and lead programs which will meet identified needs of youth, youth leaders, and their churches.
  • Promote and coordinate youth programs sponsored by the Presbytery of St. Andrew, Synod of Living Waters, and General Assembly.
  • Provide a forum through which youth can express their faith concerns and needs to the Presbytery
  • Empower youth for faithful Christian witness to their peers and others.
  • Provide a network of youth and youth leaders through whom information for and about youth can be distributed.
  • Provide leadership development for youth council members and advisors