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G.A. Moderator

G.A. Moderator

Meet the Moderator

Heath K. Rada is the Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is a retired executive of the American Red Cross and a former president of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond. As an active church member, Dr. Rada has served in numerous capacities on the local, presbytery, and national levels of the PC(USA). Currently he serves on the boards of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Montreat Conference Center, and the Presbyterian Homes of North Carolina. Read more.

Schedule a visit by the Moderator

Interested in Heath coming to an event?

  1. Fill out the request form.
  2. Send the completed form to:
    • your synod
    • Angela Stevens (Office of the General Assembly)
      100 Witherspoon St.
      Louisville, KY 40202

Synods have been asked to develop itineration within their bounds for the Moderator. Sharing this form with your synod will inform them that you have requested a visit so that they might include your visit in the plans.

Download the request form in PDF to fax or mail. (PDF)

Presbyterian Leader Visits Ft. Myers Congregation 

Terrorism here and abroad and all the fallout from those acts can't be allowed to hardened hearts and overrule the teachings of God that promote peace, justice and love.  That was the message provided to the members of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers on Sunday by the highest official of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Heath Rada. Read more.

St. Andrews University 2015 Commencement

The Commencement speaker at St. Andrews University on Sunday, May 3, is Dr. Heath Rada, a man whose varied experience in the world of work and as the highest elected official in the Presbyterian Church (USA ) make him a perfect candidate for engaging graduates and helping to send them forth into the dynamic, ever-changing world of the 21st century. Read more.

Lehigh Presbytery approves broader definition of marriage

 Dr. Heath Rada, Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), held a press conference before speaking at a recent meeting of Lehigh Presbytery at First Presbyterian Church in Reading, Penn. The presbytery includes 32 congregations in seven counties. Read more.

Travels around country bring Presbyterian moderator to G.I.

First, the ambassador listened.

Dr. Heath Rada, moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly, visited First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island Thursday evening for a church supper that was enjoyed by members of numerous Presbyterian churches in Central Nebraska, including those in Minden, Kearney, Hastings and St. Paul. Read more.

Religion for Life interview

Religion for Life interviewed the Moderator and his wife, Peggy, on October 6th, 2014. The interviewed aired on WETS-FM in Johnson city, Tennessee and will be available to download via podcast on October 16, 2014.

Tres Rios Presbytery reports on the February 2015 visit from the Moderator

Heath K. Rada, Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014), visited Tres Rios Presbytery in February to preach, see mission at work, and participate in fellowship with some congregations there. Read more about his visit.

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