Cynthia Bolbach

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Cynthia Bolbach (December 27, 1947 – December 12, 2012[1]) was the Moderator of the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Bolbach was elected as Moderator on July 3, 2010 from a field of six candidates.[2] Of the candidates, Bolbach was the only Elder and the only one to express unqualified support for same-sex marriage.[3] She succeeded Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow and ended her term as moderator upon election of her successor, Rev. Neal D. Presa, at the 220th General Assembly on June 30, 2012.[4] She received 30 percent of the vote on the first ballot and, after three additional ballots, clinched the election with 53 percent of the vote.[2]

In addition to her duties as Moderator, Bolbach was a lawyer and legal publishing company executive in Washington, D.C.. She was also one of the co-moderators of the new Form of Government (the Constitution) Task Force of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Bolbach died peacefully on December 12, 2012 after a year-long battle with cancer.[1]

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Religious titles
Preceded by
The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow
Moderator of the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
2010
Succeeded by
The Rev. Neal Presa
  1. ^ a b Former GA Moderator Cindy Bolbach dies at age 64, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), December 12, 2012, retrieved June 21, 2014 
  2. ^ a b Cynthia Bolbach elected Moderator on fourth ballot, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), July 4, 2010, retrieved June 21, 2014 
  3. ^ PC(USA) Elects Pro-Gay Moderator
  4. ^ Neal D. Presa elected moderator on fourth ballot, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), June 30, 2012, retrieved June 20, 2014