Hello from the Federation Board. We are looking forward to another year working for the spiritual welfare of the church’s young people.
Southeast PRC hosted the 2015 convention in Hillsdale, MI. At the convention delegates from our churches elected into office new members willing and ready to serve the Young Peoples’ societies in their respective duties on the Federation Board. The newly elected members are Taylor Dykstra (Vice-President), Joel Langerak (Vice-Treasurer), Sharon Kleyn (Vice-Secretary), Elizabeth Ensink (Librarian), and Rev. Spronk (Spiritual Advisor). We are thankful the Lord has provided wise and capable members to assist in the service of his kingdom. A special thank you to the retiring members: Matt DeBoer, Brad Ophoff, Lydia Koole, Lynette Kleyn and Rev. William Langerak.
The main responsibility of the Federation Board is to oversee and assist in the planning of the PR Young Peoples’ convention. The 2016 convention will be hosted by Grace PRC in Illinois at the Lake Williamson Christian Conference Center. We look forward to working with Grace in the planning of this wonderful, God-glorifying experience for our Young People.
The Federation Board is also privileged with the oversight of Beacon Lights. This publication has been a blessing to the Protestant Reformed denomination as a whole and especially for the young people. The Beacon Lights staff is a hard working group led by Editor Mark Hoeksema. Be sure to thank these staff members if you have the opportunity.
The Young Calvinists is a group organized by the Federation Board with the intent of assisting in the spiritual growth of the Protestant Reformed youth. The current members of this group are Alex Thompson, Mary Mahtani, Kim Pryor, Seminarian Justin Smidstra, Brad Bruinsma, David Mahtani, and David Kuiper. This group is currently planning several fantastic events that we encourage the youth to attend. We also encourage you to read the blogs that the Young Calvinists publishes online.
Finally, we ask that you pray for the Federation Board in this upcoming year’s work. We are thankful for the Lord’s blessings of wisdom and guidance and trust in his eternal will to preserve the church.