Immediately after receiving the Golden Cross of Merit of Hungary on Sept. 6, Van Schothorst traveled on to New York to the United Nations. With several appointments along the way, he then drove to Washington DC with Mark den Hollander, who represents CCI in the US. There they had appointments at the U.S. Congress, the Heritage Foundation and the branch of Hillsdale College Graduate School of Government. There was also a good reunion with CCI board member George Roller, who is a missionary in Congress.
At a church service at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach the attacks of 9/11, 2001 were commemorated. Van Schothorst attended the very informative National Conservatism conference in Miami from Sept. 11 - 13. Well-known names among the more than 100 speakers included Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the popular Governor of Florida: Ron DeSantis.
Finally, he attended the more action oriented Pray-Vote-Stand Summit from Sept. 14-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. Again, he expanded his knowledge and broadened his network and had personal conversations with Albert Mohler, also present here, and Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC) and FRC Action.