Denominational Leader to Speak at Northwestern College

The Rev. Eddy Alemán, the new general secretary of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), will speak in Northwestern College’s chapel service on Friday, Sept. 7, at 10:05 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Alemán was approved as general secretary by the RCA’s General Synod in June. He had served the denomination as director of strategic leadership development and coordinator of Hispanic ministries since 2014. He is a new member of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees.

“I’m eager for our campus to hear from Eddy,” says Mark DeYounge, dean of Christian formation, “not simply because of the position he holds in the denomination but more so because of the passion he has for Christ-followers to live into the call to be radically obedient in bearing witness to God’s gospel of love.”

A native of Nicaragua, Alemán fled his country’s civil war at age 16 and moved to Canada. He joined an RCA Hispanic church plant in Toronto at age 21 and later planted several churches himself, first in Canada and later in central California. He also served Emmanuel Reformed Church in Paramount, Calif., as pastor of Hispanic ministries and church planting.

Alemán earned a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in New Testament from Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary. He is pursuing a doctorate in New Testament studies at University of Wales Trinity St. David.