LOUISVILLE — The General Assembly Council has elected new leadership.
Allison Krahling Seed, a pastor from Lee’s Summit, Mo., is the council’s new chair. And Charles F. Easley Sr. of Atlanta was chosen vice-chair.
Seed, the pastor of Trinity Church in Independence, Mo. for more than a decade and a former moderator of Heartland presbytery, is currently chair of the council’s National Ministries Division Committee.
In a statement to the council explaining her candidacy, Seed wrote: “I am unapologetically Presbyterian,” and said she’s daunted by neither change nor controversy.
Seed also wrote that the council’s leaders need to be visionary, yet keep “a sense of grace-filled humor, an abiding trust in God, and a willingness to be touched by the Holy Spirit, who has yet to be bound by agendas, policies, or procedures. Whew!!!”
Easley, a retired college vice-president for student affairs, is currently working as a development officer for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary. He is an elder at Radcliffe Church in Atlanta and was vice-moderator of the 215th General Assembly, serving with that assembly’s moderator, Susan Andrews. He has also been a member of the council’s Mission Funding Task Force.
Seed and Easley will begin their new roles this summer, following the General Assembly.