World Renew Appoints New Disaster Response Team Leader

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World Renew, the relief and development ministry of the Christian Reformed Church, recently announced the appointment of Kenneth (Ken) Kim to head its Disaster Response Team. He succeeds Wayne De Jong.

Kim will direct response to international disasters and rehabilitation work, as well as guide the work of the organization’s Disaster Response Services (DRS) in North America. Based in Burlington, Ontario, he will report to World Renew’s co-directors.

Kim has extensive experience in community development and disaster response. Since 2006, he served as director for Presbyterian World Service & Development, which acts on behalf of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

“World Renew will be called to respond to more frequent ‘natural’ disasters as well as to deal with complex and protracted conflict-related humanitarian needs of today,” he said.

Kim will start in his new role on April 1.

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Gayla Postma retired as news editor for The Banner in 2020.