Regional Director for CBN Europe
Mark Dijkens joined CBN UK in 2005, assisting then Regional Director Peter Darg, helping with the day-to-day management tasks of the office and with fundraising development. In recognition of his accomplishments, CBN promoted him to national director for the UK and Ireland in February 2013. In this capacity, he managed the regional office and began to play a much more active role in the development of ministry strategy for all of Europe. He was named regional director for Europe in October 2016. This present position allows him to minister to Australasia by broadcasting and following up in Australia and New Zealand. He supervises the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, the Balkans, and Ukraine.
Originally from The Netherlands, Mark began his career in the hospitality industry which allowed him to realize his passion for service, people, and excellence. This career took him to Hereford, England, the site of CBN’s European regional headquarters. He came in contact with CBN through his church and soon felt the Lord’s leading to move into ministry.
Mark is married to Ellen, and they have two children, Laura (23 years) and Jeremy (20 years). Mark and Ellen welcomed their first grandson Luca in 2022.