Synod Ratifies Appointment of Rev. Joel Boot

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Synod gave its stamp of approval to the Board of Trustees’ appointment of Rev. Joel Boot as the Christian Reformed Church’s interim executive director.

Elder Evan Cuperus (right) seconds the motion to ratify Rev. Joel Boot’s appointment.

Karen Huttenga

Elder Evan Cuperus, Classis Georgetown, shared that Boot was his pastor at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison, Mich., since 1992—a pastor and friend who was there for weddings, baptisms, professions of faith, and also untimely deaths in Cuperus’s family.

“Joel Boot is God’s choice,” said Cuperus. “Something we’ve known at Ridgewood CRC for 19 years is now being shared with the CRC.”

After voting to approve the ratification of Boot, synod delegates joined in a hearty round of applause.

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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.

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What criteria were used to select Boot? Can't believe that no one at Synod had the guts to challenge this appointment. How can Synod ratify this BOT decision when the delegates don't even know the issues leading to Dykstra/Johnson departures.I think at least we could have been told what qualifications this Rev. has that meets the leadership needs of the denominational office.

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