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Announcing Acting President: Derek Rogusky

The Columbia Bible College Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Derek Rogusky, current Chief Financial Officer of Columbia, has accepted the role of Acting President effective Wednesday, August 16th. The appointment as Acting President is until July 31, 2024 or until a new president is confirmed.

Derek is a faithful follower of Jesus and is committed to the College’s statement of faith. He brings a wealth of ministry experience and business expertise to Columbia. He earned an MBA from the University of Alberta. His wide range of professional experience includes executive leadership with
Focus on the Family Canada, Town + Field Church, and LCC International Fund. Derek’s volunteer experience includes having been the Moderator of Jericho Ridge Community Church and serving on the Boards of the Langley Food Bank and Cardus, a Canadian-based Christian think tank.

In announcing Derek’s appointment, John Best, CBC’s Board Chair, said, “the Board is confident that
Derek and the Transitional Leadership Team will continue to move CBC forward in exciting new ways,
even while we search for a new long-term president.”

In collaboration with the Board, Derek will lead the College’s Transitional Leadership Team focusing on
the following key priorities this coming year:

  1. Deepening CBC’s efforts to disciple young people to become deeply rooted followers of Jesus and prepare them for a life of faithful service inside our churches and beyond.
  2. Renewing CBC’s programming to better focus on our mission and partner with like-minded churches and ministries.
  3. Improving student recruitment and communication with CBC’s stakeholders.
  4. Developing a more agile organization.

“It is an honour and privilege to be asked to steward the continuing legacy of Columbia Bible College,” said Derek in accepting the position. “I am truly blessed to work with an amazing team who are dedicated to helping students discover the God who knows them and build their lives on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ.”

Derek and his wife Malinda live in Abbotsford and are active members of Northview Community Church.

Please join us in praying for Derek, the Board, the Transitional Leadership Team, and all the staff, faculty, and students as we begin another exciting year together, faithfully equipping each other for a life of discipleship, ministry, and leadership in service to the church and community.

– Columbia Bible College Board of Directors