Joel Boot to serve as the denominations interim Executive Director, BOT
Rev. Boot, who serves as pastor of Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church in
Jenison, Mich., is considering the nomination.
told the Board he
best to give an answer by June 5.
It is a tremendous honor and an even larger responsibility, Rev. Boot
If Rev. Boot
accepts the nomination, it would be for a term of two years,
through June 2013.
This will allow time for a task force looking at
denominational structure and culture to complete its work.
The board will
ask Synod 2011 to ratify the appointment when it meets starting June 10.
Rev. Boot has been the pastor at Ridgewood since 1992.
Prior to that, he
pastored congregations in Grand Rapids and Dearborn, Mich., and Le Mars,
has served nine times as a delegate to synod, including three times
as its president and once as vice president.
served two terms on the
board of Calvin Theological Seminary
, part of that time as board president,