This year’s synod is not an overly-busy or overly-businessed synod. There really isn’t a lot of heavy work for the delegates to do. One of the key issues, however, was the confirmation of a new General Secretary.

The General Secretary, in the RCA, is hired by the General Synod Council (which serves as our executive board), serves the General Synod, and oversees the staff. Wes Granberg-Michaelson has been as our General Secretary for the past 17 years and announced his intent to wrap up his time last year. After a year-long process, his replacement was voted on this morning.

To make a long story short, our new General Secretary will be Tom DeVries.

There was remarkably little discussion (mostly, in my opinion, because the mood reflected an overarching belief that it was a foregone conclusion), vote was overwhelmingly affirmative, and the single attempt to amend the recommendation was unsuccessful.

You can read more about it here.

Grace and peace,

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