Richard van Houten, general secretary of the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC), brought greetings and an update to Synod 2007. “Like a good worker, it seems we may retire in the next few years,” he said. “It is likely that the REC and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches will be joining together to form a new body.”
Van Houten praised the involvement of the CRC in the REC over its 60 years. “Many of our leaders in ecumenical processes have come from the CRC, and we are grateful,” he said.