Vol. 10 No. 20 Heartland Regional Minister Appointment

Dear Friends,

What follows is the official announcement of the appointment of Mark Doerksen as the new

Heartland Regional Minister. Mark is very familiar to those in the Winnipeg area, where he has lived,

worked and ministered for quite some time along with his wife Mary and his two children Micah and

Aby. Mark, along with Josh Goetz from Asquith, was our interim Regional Minister for a period of

time in 2013. He brings with him a sense of deep personal faith, a great engaging and caring heart

and a sense of being willing to serve in the Heartland. Those who have interviews and been a part

of the selection process with Mark as well as the entire Executive Staff share a sense of thanksgiving

and delight with this appointment.

Appointment of new Heartland Regional Minister:

On behalf of the Board of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, we are very pleased to

announce the appointment of a Heartland Regional Minister. After an excellent search process

with a deep field of candidates thoughtful interviews, and careful deliberation, the Search

Committee unanimously recommended to the CBWC Board Reverend Mark Doerksen. The Board

has wholeheartedly endorsed that recommendation and Mark has accepted the appointment.

Mark Doerksen has been associated with the CBWC for the past twenty-two years; seventeen of

those years at Willowlake Baptist Church in Winnipeg; the past ten years as the congregation’s

Lead Pastor. Mark is married to Mary Stuber Doerksen, who has served on the Heartland Regional

Advisory Team as Moderator and the CBWC Board. Mark and Mary have two children: Micah (16)

and Aby (14). Mark earned a B.Th. from Providence College, Otterburne, MB, his M.Div. (Honours)

from Providence Theological Seminary, and is currently engaged in a D.Min. program at Carey

Theological College. Mark has served in a wide variety of capacities within the Winnipeg Ministerial

and the denomination over the years and brings some excellent gifts and complementary skills to the

CBWC Staff Team – all of whom are looking forward to working with him.

Mark is expected to begin employment with the CBWC in August, 2014, final details to be



In Christ,