Interim Safe Church Director Appointed

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Bonnie Nicholas has been appointed to a six-month contract as interim director of Safe Church Ministry, the agency charged with education about abuse and abuse prevention.

Nicholas, a member of River Terrace Christian Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mich., was most recently a case manager for Sparrow’s Nest, a Lansing organization that helps homeless women and children become homeowners.

She also has experience in several organizations that deal with domestic and sexual violence and is co-chair of the Classis Lake Erie Safe Church Team.

Nicholas was appointed by the Rev. Jerry Dykstra, the CRC’s executive director, to succeed Beth Swagman, who resigned effective March 31.

Denominational ministries director Sandy Johnson said plans are to present a nominee for director at the September meeting of the CRC’s Board of Trustees.

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Gayla Postma retired as news editor for The Banner in 2020.

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