Wielding the shepherd’s staff as Synod 2010’s sergeant at arms was elder John Oosterhof, Classis Huron. His job was to make sure all delegates returned to their seats after coffee breaks.
Oosterhof is the mayor of East Luther Grand Valley, Ontario, and found his executive experience helpful in dealing with large groups of people and getting them to pay attention.
But his farm background was an even bigger asset. “I know how to herd hogs,” Oosterhof said. “That was helpful.”
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