(L-r) Thurman Rivers, Alice Rivers, and Gavy Tran served as ethnic advisors at Synod 2011. Thurman and Alice Rivers returned after serving in 2010 also.
Thurman Rivers expressed a positive view of diversity at synod: “I think synod is getting [more diverse],” he said. “Pretty soon they won’t need ethnic advisors.”
The number of ethnic advisors is down from seven in 2010.