Young Adult Representative ‘Vlogs’ Synod

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Young adult representative Nicholas Chuba uploaded a video “vlog” about his experiences each day at Synod 2013.

Move over, Twitter: Nicholas Chuba, 19, has found an innovative way to share his views on Synod 2013 with the world.

Each day, the young adult representative uploaded a video on to YouTube—called vlogging—giving his explanation of events, his experiences with delegates, and his opinions on controversial topics.

“I prefer speaking and expressing emotion through speech instead of written word,” said Chuba. “I think it’s easier to watch something than to read it. You get specific inflections and wordings as well.”

He’s always been interested in vlogging, and synod provided an opportunity to give it a try. Chuba also included informal interviews with fellow young adult representatives in his vlogs.

“Instead of doing my vlog just sitting against the wall in my dorm room, I figured I’d get their perspectives as well,” he said. “We each have a different background on the issues, and each of us finds certain issues more interesting than others.”

He hopes that people in his home congregation were able to watch the vlogs and learn more about the events of synod.


Synod 2013 is meeting at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. from June 7-14. For continuous Banner coverage of Synod 2013, please follow The Banner on Facebook or @crcbanner on Twitter. You can find more tweeting by following hashtag #crcsynod. News stories will be posted at www.thebanner.org several times daily. For CRC Communications releases, webcast, and live blogging, please visit www.crcna.org/synod. Unless noted otherwise, all photographs are by Karen Huttenga.

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Ryan Struyk was a former Banner news correspondent for classes Grand Rapids South and Thornapple Valley. 

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