Charles De Vries

Charles De Vries

Shortly after beginning duties in 1957 as a staff writer for the National Lutheran Council News Bureau in Washington, D.C., Charles De Vries joined the local Religious Public Relations Council chapter. Later he was elected to the RPRC Board of Governors.

He noted that the nation's capital had a very active chapter. In his words about chapter and governors service, "I always gained more than I gave."

He served as president of the Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis/St Paul (Twin Cities) chapters.

Both chapters hosted national RPRC conventions during his leadership.

From 1975-77 De Vries served as national RPRC president. He edited the third edition of the RPRC Handbook.

De Vries retired from Lutheran Brotherhood (now Thrivent Financial for Lutherans) in Minneapolis in 1992 as vice president of communications. He died April 23, 2017 in Edina, Minnesota. His obituary was published in the StarTribune.

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