Derek and his family are relatively new members of the church, having attended worship for the first time in August of 2022. He and his wife, Sarah, were looking for a church home that aligned with their Biblical and spiritual values, while also challenging them and their children to live out their faith in practical ways. Little did he know that one of those ways would include becoming the Youth Director!
Derek and Sarah have four children: Nate, Isaiah, Karlee, and Cassidy. Derek is a Business Intelligence Analyst for a non-profit sponsorship organization based out of Kansas City. When he's not problem solving with data or involved in various youth ministry activities, he enjoys running, playing Pickleball, exploring nature, and visiting coffee shops. Derek is enthused to be serving, teaching, and challenging our youth in the deepening of their Christian faith, while being enriched by their spirits in tandem!