“To the saints who are also faithful in Christ Jesus;
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”
Many of you were aware of the retirement of our Executive Secretary of our Regional Synod, the Reverend John Kapteyn. We thank him for his service and celebrate the work accomplished by and through him. It is our prayer that he and Margaret have a very pleasant retirement.
The Regional Synod of Canada is pleased to announce the hiring the Reverend Marijke Strong as the new Executive Secretary.
Reverend Strong is a graduate of McMaster University (BA) and McMaster Divinity Collage (M.Div.). She is well known within her home Classis of Ontario, having attended Westdale (First) Reformed in her early years. She was a co–founder of the Matthew 25 house, an intentional community,in north Hamilton. She also served as Program Director, Countryside Camp and Conference Centre, Cambridge and as Youth Director at Knox Presbyterian, Oakville. Most recently she has served in Holland Michigan at Fellowship Reformed. She has served on many task forces and teams, including working as a leader on developing our current strategic goal “Transformed and Transforming”.
She is a trained Ridder Church Renewal presenter. She is a great writer, spiritual coach, vision caster, community builder, and gifted preacher having preached to the 2014 General Synod.
It is with great excitement that we look forward to her leadership, and to the chance to serve the kingdom of God, alongside her.
To God be the glory!
Regional Synod of Canada Inc., RCA