John Lendein has done Bethel proud. He has been chosen to be one of the six ethnic advisers to our denomination’s annual meeting this year. This annual meeting, called Synod, is made up of representatives from the regions cross Canada and the United States.
In 1995 our denomination first adopted the policy of having ethnic advisors at Synod. Since one of the Christian Reformed Church’s goals is to be a denomination that welcomes people from all ethnicities, and since the number of non-Caucasian members of the denomination is still relatively low, the denomination adopted the policy of having ethnic advisors to offset the imbalance and give ethnic minorities their proper voice.
John was approached by our Church’s Managing Elders to see if he would be willing to play this role at Synod. When he said “yes,” we recommended him to the selection team. Just last week he received word that he was one of the six people chosen.
Synod will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 12, on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and conclude Thursday, June 18 at noon. Travel and accommodations for all delegates is paid for by the denomination.
John has a very responsible role to fill as an ethnic advisor. We know he will bring honor to the Lord, and be a wonderful representative of Bethel Church.
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