2014 Moderatorial Cadidates Handbook

Dear Commissioner or Advisory Delegate:

As outlined in the Manual of the General Assembly, one of the responsibilities of the Stated Clerk is to provide to commissioners and advisory delegates an electronic packet of information about each candidate who is standing for Moderator.

This booklet contains the following information for all candidates standing for Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014): a photograph, biographical sketch, personal statement regarding the candidate’s sense of call to the office, a written presentation by the presbytery having jurisdiction over the candidate (if that presbytery has endorsed him or her), the candidate’s selection for and information about Vice Moderator, and the candidate’s response to a questionnaire developed by the Stated Clerk.

Each candidate has chosen the layout for his or her material within the space limitations provided.

The election of Moderator will take place during the plenary session of the General Assembly on Saturday evening, June 14, 2014. The process that will be used can be found in Standing Rule H.1.b(4).

Earlier on that Saturday, all three of the candidates will gather together during one of the Riverside Conversations being held in the convention center for a time to be with commissioners and advisory delegates interested in having conversation with them. The candidates have chosen to make themselves available in this way instead of having individual booths.

God’s blessings to you as you continue to pray and prepare for the General Assembly.

In Christ,

Gradye Parsons
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly,
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


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