By Kathy Melvin, Presbyterian News Service.
After 30 years of service to the Presbyterian Church (USA,) Hunter Farrell has announced plans to leave his position as director of World Mission, effective October 14.
Farrell said he is in the process of discerning another call.
“Hunter has been a true gift to the PCUSA’s witness throughout the world,” said Tony De La Rosa, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s interim executive director. “An energetic and eloquent teaching elder, whose compassion for all of Christ’s faithful knows no bounds, Hunter leaves a lasting legacy in the Presbyterian Mission Agency and its World Mission ministry area. On behalf of a grateful denomination, we wish Hunter every blessing as he discerns to what service God is calling him next.”
De La Rosa said Farrell leaves World Mission in a position of strength. Last year Presbyterians gave more than $8.2 million for mission co-worker support, more than any year in recent history.
In his 30-year career, Farrell has served in Africa and South America as well as on the national staff of the denomination.