My Dutch Reformed roots extend back more than five centuries. In 1568, my maternal 11th Great Grandfather, Jan de Pannebecker, was burned at the stake in Utrecht, the Netherlands by the Spanish Inquisition for being Dutch Reformed. But not before his wife, Nancy, was drowned in a tub of water in front of him.
So you can imagine how happy I was to discover a Dutch Reformed Congregation that extends back to 1665,
and continues today.