None of the delegates to this year’s synod came with any experience as synod officers, so it was no surprise to have an executive of first-timers.
But the officers were not short on synod experience; between them they had 20 synods under their belts.
Rev. Aldon Kuiper, Classis Iakota, was elected president. He is a veteran of nine previous synods. Rev. Peter Slofstra, Classis Quinte, was elected vice president.
Chosen as first and second clerk, respectively, were Rev. William Verhoef, Classis California South, and elder Wendy Gritter, Classis Toronto.