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The Christian Reformed Church of North America is going through a time of transition at its senior leadership level. A Structure and Leadership Taskforce (SALT) has recommended a new structure for the Christian Reformed Church in North America that includes a binational position of Chief Administrative Officer. The Chief Administrative Officer Search Committee is working to identify a candidate for this position to be appointed by Synod in June 2022.

Our denomination is a binational church with over 1,050 congregations and 150,000 members spread across Canada and the United States. Together, we are striving to serve Jesus Christ by transforming lives and communities as we engage in missions, disaster response, abuse prevention, faith formation, and much more. 

The CAO is a crucial position that will guide and oversee the leadership, strategy, and performance of the CRCNA administration, ministry agencies, and ministry partners. He or she will promote the governance partnership between synod, the Council of Delegates, the Canada and U.S. boards, and ministry boards, and ensure compliance with the denominational ministry plan through joint ministry agreements and other methods. The CAO will also oversee the administrative and ministry leadership systems of the CRCNA, including capital and operating budgets, and ensure these achieve budget metrics and outcomes.

This website is designed to provide a summary of this new position as well as information regarding the search process, which is being led by the CAO Search Committee in partnership with The Dingman Company. If you are considering applying or wish to nominate someone you know, this site and the Opportunity Profile will provide you with guidance.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us by using the information below. And if you are simply curious, we’re glad you connected and invite you to feel free to explore the site content. Your questions and comments are encouraged.

Dr. Patti Harris, Chair
CAO Search Committee