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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 May 15.

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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