EDITOR TO ADDRESS
Bob De Moor '72, editor-in-chief
of the Christian Reformed Church publications, will welcome the class of
2004 into the ranks of Trinity's alumni at the College's 34th commencement
De Moor heads the editorial
staff of Faith Alive Christian Resources and is serving as interim editor
of The Banner, the denominational publication of the CRC. Before returning
to the Midwest to join CRC publications in 1995, he was pastor of four
Christian Reformed churches in western Canada for 20 years. He is anticipating
his return to his alma mater to deliver his speech, titled "Called Into
A World Worth Fixing."
"My initial reaction to Trinity's
invitation was similar to suddenly meeting a long-lost friend," he said.
"Most of my ministry has been in Canada and three of my children attended
college in Canada, so I've lost touch with Trinity. I have fond memories
of my years at the College, and I'm eager to get back in touch.
"I want to convey to the
graduates a renewed sense of their own calling, which stems from God's
love for the earth and the people who live on it. As people of faith, Christians
need to show the world - and tell it - what God's coming kingdom looks
like right here, right now."
De Moor graduated from Trinity
in 1972 with a degree in philosophy. He led Christian Reformed churches
in Peers, Edson, Edmonton, and Langley prior to accepting the top editorial
position at Faith Alive, which publishes materials that center on church
education, worship, and evangelism. In September 2003, The Banner selected
him to become interim editor, and his nomination to fill that position
permanently is pending a vote in June.
He and his wife, Margo, live
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The De Moors have been married for 28 years
and have four children.
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