The Regional Synod of New York

Reformed Church Center at New Brunswick Theological Seminary – General Synod Recap

The RCA’s General Synod 2023 is in the books and, while many things were discussed and decided, one of the big movements in the room was the Synod figuring out how to talk with each other, about restructure and other difficult and hopeful things.

So for this year’s General Synod Recap we’ll get some varied perspectives at how the Synod did at communicating and deliberating, and how it might help or hinder us going forward. And we have a great panel:

  1. Pedro Agudelo, pastor of Iglesia de Cristo la Roca in Queens, New York
  2. Beth Carroll, pastor of Oakland, California, City Church
  3. Judy Devic Nelson, president of General Synod 2024
  4. Al Platt, pastor of Athabasca Reformed Church in Alberta, Canada, former GSC member, and new trustee at NBTS
  5. Riana Shaw Robinson is a pastor starting a new congregation and pursuing social justice in Oakland, California
  6. Kendra Van Houten, pastor of Fair Street Reformed Church, Kingston, New York
  7. Cameron Van Kooten Laughead, director of Room for All and moderator of the Christian Action Commission

Come join these leaders and people from across the RCA—those who were there and those who weren’t—to discuss and debrief what happened at General Synod on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 12 noon to 2:00 pm EDT. This annual event is free and open to everyone, but all participants have to register here: