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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)


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.

News & Statements

  • Hope beyond the walls

    October 21, 2014

    High concrete walls, barbed wire, deteriorating buildings, and a large, rusty key over an archway are strong reminders of the daily lives of Palestinians at Aida, a refugee camp just north of Bethlehem in the central West Bank. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Moderator Heath Rada traveled to the camp during his recent visit to the Middle East, to get a firsthand look at life inside the walls. 

  • ‘Winter Is Coming’

    • October 13, 2014
    • Rick Jones, Communications Strategist: Compassion, Peace and Justice
  • Kneeling in prayer

    • October 7, 2014
    • Rick Jones
  • Practicing hospitality in an inhospitable place

    • October 6, 2014
    • Heath K. Rada
  • Giving Peace a Chance

    • September 17, 2014
    • Vicki Fogel Mykles

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