Youngest and Oldest Delegates


Rev. David Bosscher, 26, was the youngest delegate to Synod 2013 and elder Arnold Koster, 78, was the most elderly delegate.

It was the first synod for both. Koster, of Classis Grand Rapids South, is a retired nurse who worked with Hope Network for many years.

Bosscher, of Classis Thornapple Valley, fast-tracked through Calvin Seminary, becoming a pastor “about as quickly as you possibly can.”

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