This year, seven men and women brought a young adult perspective to Synod 2012
(Back row, l-r) Tim Dykstra, Cedric Parsels, Travis Green; (center l-r) Kyla Smits, John Kloosterman; (front l-r) David Groen, Jenn McIntyre.
Photo: Karen Huttenga
Young adult representatives do not vote at synod, but they provide a young adult perspective on the business before synod by speaking to delegates and on the floor of synod.
“[It’s important] to bring young adults to synod to speak into advisory committees and to speak on the floor,” said John Kloosterman, who was serving in the role for a second year. “That’s the benefit of the CRC inviting us.”