The Rev. Bill DeJong, pastor of Cornerstone Church, a Canadian Reformed congregation in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, delivered the 2013 commencement address at New Saint Andrews College’s 16th Commencement entitled, “The Sweetness of Light: Cultivating a Hermeneutics of Wonder.”

He previously pastored congregations in the United Reformed Church of North America for 12 years, in Grande Prairie, AB, and Kansas City, MO. He was elected the stated clerk of the URCNA federation’s Synod in 2004.

He serves on the board of directors for the Paideia Centre for Public Theology in Ancaster, Ontario.

Pastor DeJong is a Ph.D. Candidate at McMaster Divinity College, and he holds the M.Div. from Mid-America Reformed Seminary (1996) and a B.A. from Redeemer University College (1993).

His publications include a chapter in The Glory of Kings (edited by Peter Leithart and John Barach, Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2011), a festschrift honoring James B. Jordan.