January 22, 2014 — It is with deep regret that we announce that the Reverend Devin Seghers, Regional Minister for the Heartland has tendered his resignation. Devin served with great grace and a deep love for the Heartland churches. His ministry, to date spans twenty-five years and, has all been in the Heartland, including excellent pastorates in Assiniboia and Prince Albert, and most recently as Regional Minister. Devin brought a great pastor’s heart to the job, an intentional focus on prayer, and creative ideas for resourcing the churches. Our greatest regret is that his Regional ministry was shortened as a result of the trauma he suffered in October, 2012 while seeking to protect a vulnerable individual. During the past 15 months since that incident, he has expressed gratitude and grace for all of the support, prayers and love that have been extended to him by so many in the CBWC and is grateful for all the efforts that have been expended by the CBWC, WCB and his doctors for his recovery from injury and a return to a normative life.
After much prayer, Devin tendered his resignation and has great peace and contentment. It is Devin’s full intention and hope to work alongside the CBWC for the future. We are his family and have been for all of these years. He is grateful for having been able to serve the larger constituency. It is our hope that as Devin continues to rehabilitate, we will see him re-emerge as the strong servant of the Lord that he has always been. As Devin has said in the past, “ministry is not a particular title but a call on my life.” We anticipate continued service and relationship in the CBWC family. Please pray for Devin and Joan as they seek God’s direction for the future and God’s continued healing.