Two or three times each year, Christian Reformed churches send representatives to their classis, a regional group of churches. Here are the highlights of classis meetings of the past few months.
Those welcomed into ministry in the Christian Reformed Church include seminary graduates Sarah Hoogendoorn and Ricardo Tavarez.
Ministers transferring in from other denominations were Michael Moore, Jesse Eng, and Enoch Jinsik Kim.
Minister released from a congregation: Mark Kamper from Holland Heights CRC, Holland, Mich.
Released from ministry in the CRC: Steve Pearson and Chris Pool. John Douma was dismissed.
The following people were approved as commissioned pastors:
John Molenaar (Classis Quinte)
Justin Ruddy (Classis Atlantic Northeast)
Anthony Selvaggio (Classis Atlantic Northeast)
Joel Huyser (Classis Grand Rapids East)
Marc Hoogstad (Classis Quinte)
Aaron Solomon-Mills (Classis Greater Los Angeles)
Status of commissioned pastor terminated: Jamie VanderBerg (Classis Huron)
New Ministries and Ministry Changes
An emerging church does not have its own council and is under the care of a council of a neighboring CRC. An organized church has its own council.
New Hope CRC, Hamilton, Ont., will be organized.