Ken and Wendy Derksen
The Derksens joined CBM as Field Staff in Rwanda in 2014, and will be working primarily on capacity building with CBM’s partner the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). As a Certified Management Accountant, Wendy is engaged in financial training and administrative management. Ken consults with the AEBR with a particular focus on providing support for community development projects and acting as a resource in facilities management. As an Architectural Engineering Technologist, Ken has worked in project management with various architectural and engineering firms. Together, they’ve been active in many roles at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Saskatoon and support their community by working at the Bridge on 20th street ministry and in youth and children’s ministries.
Prior to their appointment with CBM, Wendy was the Controller for Saskatchewan Blue Cross. Her previous workplace experiences include accounting roles in the private sector as well as Manager of Finance with Saskatoon’s Open Door Society.
The Derksens have felt a call to local and global mission for many years. Their international focus was heightened following a short-term mission trip to Rwanda to visit CBM’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children program.