Derek is married to Tessa and they have three sons, Taten, Ryken and Bowen.  Derek began ministry at Celebration in 2008 and has had the privilege of serving in many different roles.  He studied at and received degrees from Fort Hays State University and Rockbridge Seminary.

Derek enjoys hanging out with his family on the farm, watching Dallas Cowboys football and Kansas City Royals baseball, sipping a good cup of coffee, and playing a mediocre round of golf!