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?
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- 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.
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.
News & Statements
May 27, 2015
Several weeks ago I spoke to the Presbyterian Mission Agency about nine areas where I was observing interest, concerns, joys, or activity in our denomination. It was an “in-house” speech that was ultimately shared more broadly when placed on the Presbyterian News Service. The response has been heartening and I am grateful that a number of these matters hit home to some of you in the church. One church has told me that they intend to use the list as a study guide for the next year—focusing on each area, and seeing how they relate to their individual congregation as well as to the denomination. They asked if I had three more so they could fill the year!
- April 15, 2015
- February 12, 2015
- January 10, 2015
- January 10, 2015