Sabbatical Announcement – Brian Derksen

April 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

After nearly eight years serving our churches in the CPD, I will be taking a three-month sabbatical beginning April 18, 2020. I am very grateful for this opportunity and although our current reality has altered my sabbatical plans, my two primary purposes for this time are for rest and renewal; it’s time to step aside and rest awhile. Helen and I would very much appreciate your prayers over the next few months.

As my sabbatical will be combined with my summer vacation, I will be away from the office until August 9, 2020. Please know that I will not be reviewing phone messages or emails received during this season away. However, my assistant, Caroline Tempel, will be overseeing my inbox and any emails received during this time will be filed or passed on to another CPD staff member. If you would like to communicate with me upon my return on August 10th, I would welcome an email from you! In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Caroline at and she will be happy to assist you or direct you to another member of staff.