Last week for our PRC archive item we posted another picture of a church council. We did have a few guesses, but, not surprisingly, one was unsure and the other was incorrect.
This is what I can tell you: this is the Council of Pella, IA PRC during the years that Rev. George Lubbers (1909-2001 – front center) served as pastor there (1937-1943). The only other person I know on the picture is Mr. Conrad De Vries, Rev. Michael De Vries’ (currently at Kalamazoo PRC) grandfather (top, third from left).
UPDATES: BUT now – thanks to Rev.M. De Vries and Mark Hoeksema – I am able to add three more names to the photo: Mr.William C. Stursma (front far left), Mr. Wiebe De Vries (top, second from left), and Mr. Cecil Vander Molen (top, far right).
So, we could still use some help! The PRC 25th anniversary book does have a Pella Council picture too, but the men appear quite different.
At the same time, I have some other items for you. These are from a PRYP’s Convention “Souvenir Booklet.”
I will let you work on the year and other details, but here are some of the pages from it:
And finally, here is the special dedication page: