Nominee for Executive Director Withdraws

The nominee to be the next executive director of the Christian Reformed Church has withdrawn from the nomination process.

Just days before the candidate was to be interviewed by the denomination’s Board of Trustees, the Board was informed that the candidate had withdrawn for reasons that were not made public.

The nominee had been selected after nine months of work by a search committee. Had the nominee sustained a successful interview, the Board would have recommended that Synod 2013 interview and appoint the person as the new executive director.

It appears unlikely that the Board will present a new nominee in time for Synod 2013. After lengthy discussion, the Board voted to ask its executive committee to propose what the next steps should be.

The Board also unanimously voted to request that Joel Boot, 66, and Peter Borgdorff, 73, stay on for a year. Boot was appointed as interim executive director in 2011 for a two-year term and subsequently hired Borgdorff as deputy executive director. Borgdorff had been executive director prior to retirement in 2006.

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Gayla Postma is news editor for The Banner.

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