(By Leslie Scanlon, The Presbyterian Outlook). Tony De La Rosa, interim executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, has resigned, apparently effective immediately, and David D. Crittenden, a mid council executive, has been named to replace him as acting director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
De La Rosa’s term had been scheduled to continue through November.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board met in closed session Sept. 13, and made the announcement several hours later, offering no reason for De La Rosa’s departure.
Ken Godshall, chair of the board, said in the news release: “We are very grateful for Tony’s service and dedication to the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We wish him the very best.”
Crittenden, a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, currently serves as stated clerk of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley. He has extensive experience as a mid council executive and with the denomination – including having served as the PCUSA’s director of stewardship from 2010 to 2013, as the transitional synod executive of the Synod of Lake and Prairies, and on the staff of the Synod of Lincoln Trials for 16 years, ten of them as co-executive.
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