Making sure that the decisions of congress are carried out by the staff, reviewing proposals for congress, developing and overseeing the budget, and making decisions that affect how the work of the staff is accomplished, are the basic tasks of a group of men called the executive committee. There are nine men on this committee -- the Corps chaplain, the executive director, the Corps president, and six additional members. They meet once a month or as often as the Corps president deems necessary. Every year at congress three congressmen are elected out of a pool of congressmen nominees. An executive committee member's term is for two years. The Corps president, who chairs the executive committee, is elected for a three-year term through votes cast at council meetings. The Corps chaplain is appointed by the executive committee. The executive director is the only paid staff who is a part of the executive committee. He is hired by the executive committee to head the group of paid staff who serve the organization.
From L to R: John Kaashoek, visioning team representative, Jim Hoekstra, chaplain, Douglas DeVos, DYM alternate, Steve Machiele, secretary, Steve Bootsma, DYM representative, Larry DeHaan, president, Dick Broene, executive director, John Barneveld, vice president, Sam Johnson, treasurer