Synod 2012 ratified the appointment of Rev. Kurt Selles as the director of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI), the media agency of the Christian Reformed Church.
Selles is a former missionary in Taiwan and China with Christian Reformed World Missions.
Selles told delegates, "Let me say again how grateful I am to God to serve Back to God Ministries [International], the CRCNA, and the task of the church of proclaiming the gospel here in North America and around the world."
Synod also thanked Rev. Jimmy Lin for his leadership as interim director of BTGMI. Lin took the interim position following the unexpected death of Rev. Robert Heerspink, who passed away last October after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Synod thanked God in prayer for Heerspink’s leadership for six years in the position.