CV – in English

Leadership, vision, strategic thinking.

Rev Peter Bedekovics

Minister of Word and Sacrament, theologian, youth worker, scout leader

Candidate for the European Scout Committee (2022-2025)

Education

2021 – Present PhD studies in Theology and Leadership
at Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary

2021: Postgraduate diploma in Leadership
at Pentecostal Theological College, Budapest, Hungary

2017: Master of Theology in Biblical Studies
at New College, University of Edinburgh, UK

2016: Master of Divinity
at Debrecen Reformed Theological University, Debrecen, Hungary

2010-2011 Theology and Religious Studies
One-year scholarship

at King’s College, University of London, UK

Experience

President of Hungarian Scout Association
(2019 – 2022)
As the strongest youth organization and one of the biggest NGOs of Hungary – with 14K active members and about 60K alumni – the strategic leadership of HSA is a challenging task – and I am doing it as a volunteer!

Senior University Chaplain at Károli Gáspár University
(2020 – Present)
What does it mean for an university to be a Christian Higher Education Institute? How does it apply to the everyday life of students and staff? To tackle this we need to go deep and dare to reflect honestly on our culture and organizational behavior. The main part of my ministry at Károli is this: to find ways of change and develop a presence for Károli University Chaplaincy, that is both modern and spiritual – to which young adults can connect.

External Lecturer in Youth Ministry and Leadership at Károli Gáspár University
(2021 – Present)
Teaching courses on Youth Work, Leadership, Self-understanding and self-development at the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law, and in the School of Business and Leadership.
I did also guest lectures and training sessions between 2018 and 2021 on games and gamification, confirmation, mission among students, catechism of teenagers and young adults – in courses at the Faculty of Theology.

Head of Mission at Budapest Reformed University Mission
(2018 – 2022)
My main job was to coordinate the work of chaplains in Budapest and to develop a strategy that will help us to grow significantly. I am committed to a brave cultural and organizational development – while our theological understanding remains biblical.

National Youth Advisor, Head of Youth Ministry Office at Reformed Church in Hungary HQ
(2018 – 2020)
Strategic and operational oversight of youth work of the church in Hungary and the Hungarian speaking communities abroad. Managing the Christian Youth Festival “Starpoint”, trainings of leaders etc.