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G.A. Co-Moderators

G.A. Co-Moderators



The Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace &
The Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis

Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly (2022)
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Standing together under the theme “unbound we thrive,” the Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) say they are challenged to recognize where God is calling them. They are challenged to consider what the church needs to be a faithful and relevant voice for the Gospel in this time and place, especially as society works its way back from a lengthy pandemic.

“As resurrection people, we are unbound by thinking this is the end of the story. We become free to say, ‘God, what would you have us do with what you have given us? What are you calling us to create and co-create?,” said Starling-Louis. “There’s a buzz of energy that comes forth, an invitation in all churches to shift from ‘we don’t have’ or ‘we can’t’ to ‘what is the next faithful response that says, we are available?’ There is thriving, joy and celebration that happens authentically from that space.”

“We are deeply relational people,” Santana-Grace said. “This is who we are, and we trust God will continue to allow us to use those gifts.”

Schedule a visit by the Co-Moderators

Interested in Ruth or Shavon participating in an event?

  1. Download and fill out the request form.
  2. Send the completed form to:
    • your synod
    • Meg Rift (
      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. (PDF Form)