It is with deep sadness that we call on members and friends of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to pray for the Reverend Syngman Rhee, Moderator of the 212th General Assembly (2000). The denominational and ecumenical leader is battling an aggressive form of cancer, and his family reports that he is being moved to hospice care.
Rhee was the first Asian American to serve as GA Moderator, was a national staff leader, and was president of the National Council of Churches from 1992 to 1993. We surround him, his wife, Haesun; and his children, Anna, Peter, and Mina; in love and prayer.
The Reverend Gradye Parsons
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Elder Heath K. Rada
Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)