In this week’s news, you will find the “In Memoriam” article about Rev. Wesley Van Dyk. It happens to be the final Memoriamwritten by our venerable friend Rev. Louis Tamminga. After 17 years and nearly 250 Memoriams, Lou, as we fondly know him, is retiring from his role as writer of the denomination’s tributes to ministers who have faithfully served the Christian Reformed Church.
Staff of The Banner are grateful for the wonderfully warm style of writing Tamminga brought to the role, and for his pastoral touch as he dealt with so many grieving families after the loss of their husbands and fathers.
Louis will continue his writing in the elders’ section of The Network. Banner correspondent Janet Greidanus of Edmonton, Alberta, will now take up the task of writing our In Memoriam tributes. Thank you, Louis!