Dutch Dancers At Hofstra – Again!

I don’t know, but when Erie Beemsterboer decided to put my daughter Allison together with me into the lead position of a dance called Gort met stroop, she caused a calamity and a blessing at once. The calamity happened, because neither Allison nor I knew in those moments right from left. Had we been engineers, we would have derailed the train, but this way it just ended in chaos. The blessing, however, came when the audience at Hofstra University’s annual spring festival understood this to be endearing.

And this year’s show at Hofstra continued in this vein. Never before did our group receive so many comments and signs of appreciation. The accompanying pictures show this well: lots of laughter, affection and joyous swirls. And the weather was simply gorgeous. May 4th was a great day for our Dutch Dancers at Hofstra University.

Thank you, Erie, for having organized this so well!

About Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

Hartmut Kramer-Mills, a native of Jena, Germany, began his theological education at Heidelberg University. After the Middle Exam in 1986 he received a scholarship from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from McCormick with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He graduated from Marburg University in Germany with the Ecclesiastical Exam in 1990, and received a Dr. theol. from Greifswald University, Germany, in 1997. From 1990 to 1991 he was vicar at St. Wenzel in Naumburg, Germany. He was ordained minister of word and sacrament in 1993 through the Protestant Church of the Church Province of Saxony. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant pastor in Stoessen, Goerschen, and Rathewitz, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer for Church History at Erfurt College in Germany. From 1999 to 2000 he served the Spotswood Reformed Church in New Jersey as interim pastor. Since 2000 he and his wife serve the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as co-pastors.
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