Synod 2011 by the Numbers

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Oldest delegate: 81
Youngest delegate: 27
Average age of minister delegates: 51
Average age of elder delegates: 63
Percentage of first-time delegates: 65%
Percentage of female delegates: 12%
Percentage of ethnic minority delegates: 14%

About the Author

Roxanne VanFarowe is a freelance writer who lives in the woods with her artist husband James and their five children in Hillsborough, North Carolina. They are members of Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham.