I received word yesterday of the passing of a friend. I met Cor when I was applying to Briercrest Seminary. Cor was the registrar, but he was much more than that. Cor was a gentle shepherd of students.
I recall sitting in the one class that Cor taught. The class was supposed to be on doctrine, but I think I learned more about Cor’s life and the man he is. Cor is one of those people who faced life’s challenges and lived life well. His experiences had shaped him as a man of compassion, a compassion that was evident in his work.
Cor’s guidance and encouragement of students was an integral part in the development of leaders, counselors, teachers and shepherds for the Church. His legacy will live on through the lives of each one of us.
We will miss you Cor, but we will meet again.