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?
- Fill out the request form.
- 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.
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.
News & Statements
February 12, 2015
Although I had been to a number of countries in Africa in past years, these past two weeks provided my first visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia. I found both countries to be filled with unique beauty—both in natural surroundings and particularly in the eyes and spirit of the people.
I witnessed many challenges, including those at a refugee tent city I visited. Thousands of families were living in these tents because they had to flee from their homes and communities in Sudan due to safety. Political struggles, religious differences, and tribal affiliations were all sources of division and ...
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