Rev. Ronald Klimp was introduced to Synod 2010 as the new director of Chaplaincy and Care Ministry for the CRC. Rev. Mark Stephenson had been filling the position on an interim basis.
“The work of chaplaincy is exciting to me,” said Klimp. “[It is] wonderful work that is so needed in our world today.”
Chaplains provide pastoral care in the military and in prisons, hospitals, and other settings. Klimp’s job description also includes advancing ministries of care to CRC pastors, congregations, and ministries.
“Pastoral care should be elevated to the same level as pastors of the Word,” Klimp told delegates.