Denomination in prayer for former GA moderator

January 10, 2015


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.)

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  1. Our prayers with Rev. Rhee and his family.

    by Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri

    January 13, 2015

  2. Our prayers are with you Rev. Rhee, and with all those who love you. The PCUSA has been blessed by your ministry among us.

    by Grayson Van Camp

    January 13, 2015

  3. Syngman has been like a member of my family since he came to America in the 1950's. The Rhees are very special to us and we lift all of them up in prayer and love.

    by Nancy Maxwell Hanna

    January 11, 2015

  4. Prayers going UP for Reverend Syngman Rhee. Healing in the Name of Jesus Christ! Dottie Jones Elder, Collenbrook United Church, Drexel Hill, PA Chair of Open and Affirming/More Light Committee

    by Dottie Jones

    January 11, 2015

  5. There is no question life can present Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith can not answer, when it presents sickness, Jesus have healing to all forms of sickness. Lord I pray for healing for your servant in Jesus name amen.

    by Rev. Jeremiah E. Eboko

    January 11, 2015

  6. I am so sorry for your family. I know that this is a VERY difficult time for your family, having just gone through this myself. I will hold you and yours in my thoughts.

    by Tanya Kroon

    January 11, 2015

  7. I join in prayer for this wonderful man and inspiring leader. He gave testimony to his deep faith through his servant leadership style. It was a privilege to have met him.

    by Connie Nyquist

    January 11, 2015

  8. He was a great man of faith.

    by Dwain DePew

    January 11, 2015

  9. To the Rhee family: Your Dad/husband was a fine man. He was first hired in the late 70's by my lat husband, the Rev. Charles W. Watt, They remained good friends until Chuck's death. I have in my possession a beautiful letter from Syngman after Chuck died. When I was Executive Presbyter,he also came to Southern New England on several occasions to help with conflicts within our Korean churches., He was a fine Moderator and truly respected by all. We shall miss him....and God bless his family through this next journey of faith. Jane Watt

    by Jane Watt

    January 10, 2015

  10. Syngman, Haesun, etc all, Ray & I would. like to add our name to those that are already praying for his well-being. Much love during these trying times & always. Let's keep our faith on the Almighty.

    by Marina Ramos-Tanner & Ray Tanner

    January 10, 2015

  11. He is a great man of faith, who lived his story everywhere he went.

    by Rev. Suzanne Uittenbogaard

    January 10, 2015

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