Notice from the General Secretary
The Moderator of Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church, Rev Lis Mullen, will retire in July of this year, and a search process has been under way for some months to nominate her successor. Last Friday the Nominating Group, drawn from both Northern Synod and the wider United Reformed Church, interviewed a short list of candidates and agreed unanimously to put forward the name of Rev David Herbert, presently minister in North Northumberland. The Group was impressed by David’s long and varied experience in the URC, by the ways that he has grown and learned through contact with the world church, by the high quality of his application papers and references, and by the thoughtful, committed and caring approach to ministry that was obvious throughout our meeting with him. David’s name will now be brought before the General Assembly of our Church in July of this year, and Assembly will be asked to appoint him to the role of Northern Synod Moderator, with effect from October.
John Proctor, General Secretary
29th May 2016