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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 17, 2003 – The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty announced today that four new members have joined its Board of Directors.

New to the 12-member board:

  • Ren Broekhuizen, pastor, Ridge Point Community Church, Holland, Mich.
  • J.C. Huizenga, chairman, National Heritage Academies, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Sidney J. Jansma, Wolverine Gas & Oil Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • David R. Milroy, Reams Asset Management Co., Columbus, Ind.

“Acton is blessed with a board of directors fully committed to our mission of promoting both faith and freedom,” said the Rev. Robert Sirico, president and founder of the institute. “I cannot overstate how important the board has been to Acton’s success.”

Rev. Sirico also thanked departing board members Edwin J. Feulner Jr. (1996-2002), Rev. Dr. Bernard T. Lomas (1999-2002) and Jeff Sandefer (1994-2002) for their service to Acton.

About the Acton Institute

With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. The Acton Institute is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.

The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Institute works internationally to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles."

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