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Synod's Sergeant at Arms: Walk Softly, Carry a Germ-laden Stick


Synod 2009’s sergeant at arms was Rev. Archie L. Vander Hart from Classis Lake Superior. Despite being felled by the flu early in the week, the sergeant at arms returned with a vengeance, ensuring all delegates were shepherded—voluntarily or not—to their seats quickly after breaks. Synod president Rev. William Koopmans warned delegates, “His virus is all over that cane. If he comes anywhere near you, run for your seat and take your place in the assembly.”

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