Synod 2015 welcomed Carol Bremer-Bennett as the new director of World Renew-U.S.
Bremer-Bennett comes to World Renew after serving as a teacher and administrator for Rehoboth Christian School near Gallup, N.M. As a woman who identifies herself as “Navajo, Dutch, and most importantly a child of God,” Bremer-Bennett works well with people of many different backgrounds and says she has “learned to live in a lot of different worlds at once.”
Bremer-Bennett was adopted at three months and raised in the Christian Reformed Church. She and her husband have six children, three Navajo and three Ethiopian, five of whom are adopted. She says her family motto is, “the African bus is never full.” Bremer-Bennett says that she and her family “always have room in our house and hearts for others who need love and support.”
Bremer-Bennett draws a connection between her family motto and her view of the denomination. “The CRC bus is also never full,” she said. “Creation is groaning, and we are called to answer it.”
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