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Archive of Moderator-Related Articles, Interviews, and Responses Posted Online
(topics covered listed beneath each link; note: in some cases, the other candidates answered different questions)

06-29-12 "The Rev. Robert Austell of Charlotte Hopes for the Presbyterian's Top Job" - The Charlotte Observer; good overview of candidate's local work and perspective on the denomination

06-27-12  "Candidates for Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the PC(USA)" - The GA Junkie (Steve Salyards); analysis and commentary on the moderator candidate landscape and the candidate's booklet; includes "Wordle's" to highlight important themes and emphases of the candidates.

06-18-12  "Pastor Leads on National Stage" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune article on vice-mod candidate, Hope Lee

06-03-12  Bruce Reyes-Chow Patheos Interview - 5 questions   (RB*SK*NP)
  • sense of call
  • why bother going to church?
  • one key issue coming to General Assembly
  • personal interests
  • marriage and civil union
05-26-12  Presbyterian Outlook Interview - 4 questions   (RB*SK*NP)
  • most significant matter
  • causes of conflict
  • most urgent need
  • moderatorial goals
04-16-12  Moderator Candidates' Booklet (pdf) - bio + five questions
  • presbytery endorsement, biographical, sense of call, ministry passions, experience
  • possibilities and challenges in the 21st century church
  • mid-council commission report
  • 1001 new worshiping communities and racial/ethnic/multicultural goals (and this)
  • unity within and beyond the PCUSA
  • new directions for the development of faithful leadership for the mission of Christ