Mother and Daughter Connect at Synod

Mother and Daughter Connect at Synod
Family reunion at Synod 2022: Bonnie Zigterman (left) is an elder delegate from Classis Northern Illinois, and her daughter Hope is a young adult representative.
Photo by Steven Herppich
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Coming to Synod 2022 (the general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church) was a family reunion for Bonnie Zigterman and her daughter.

Bonnie is an elder delegate from Classis Northern Illinois. 

“It’s nice to know I have someone there when I need a break from everything who I can go hang out with,” said Hope. Bonnie brought her husband, Paul Zigterman, along, so Hope was visiting with both of her parents.

Located in Washington, D.C., where she works for a member of Congress, Hope lives far away from her parents. She has seen her mom and dad only a couple times since the COVID-19 pandemic started—and last Christmas her planned trip to Illinois was canceled when she caught the virus.


Synod 2022 is meeting at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich., from June 10-16. Find daily coverage from The Banner news team at thebanner.org/synod, download the Banner app on your mobile device, or follow The Banner Magazine on Facebook. On Twitter follow #crcsynod or twitter.com/crcna. Synod is the annual general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church (it did not gather in 2020 or 2021). Connect to the meeting’s livestream, read advisory committee reports, and find other resources at crcna.org/synod

About the Author

Roxanne VanFarowe is a freelance writer who lives in the woods with her artist husband James and their five children in Hillsborough, North Carolina. They are members of Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham.

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