Title: Chapter Leader
Mission Center: Minnesota
A Minnesota native, Derek grew up in the south metro area and graduated from Bethel University (MN) with a degree in finance and marketing. The Lord was at work in the early years of his life, having grown up in a Catholic home and then getting plugged in with faith groups in high school and college, but Derek's heart really awoke during his senior year when he encountered the power of the Holy Spirit. He experienced a call to mission and has been serving with Saint Paul's Outreach since then. He has served at Benedictine College and Arizona State University and is now serving in a few different capacities in the Minnesota Mission Center. His wife, Maggie, also serves with SPO and they have one son, Michael.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God" - Hebrews 12: 1-2