Carl Boersma New General Synod President-Elect
Today delegates elected Carl Boersma, pastor of Faith Reformed Church in Brookings, South Dakota, president of General Synod. Boersma has served as the synod’s vice president for the past year.
“Thanks be to God, and to all of you for this gift, this honor, this privilege of representing the risen Jesus,” said Boersma as his family and past presidents of General Synod joined him on stage.
“The calling on my heart for the year ahead is, first, that it will be a season of prayer. There is a great team of prayer warriors backing us up.” Underscoring the focus on prayer, Boersma asked three members of his family and an elder delegate from Faith Reformed each to offer a prayer for the RCA.
As General Synod president, Boersma will visit RCA churches around the U.S. and Canada to listen to the joys and concerns of the church. He will also serve as the presiding officer at General Synod 2014.
Boersma will be installed at General Synod’s closing worship service on Tuesday, June 25, in Central College’s chapel.