Derek and his wife, Regan, and their four children moved to La Crosse in November 2013. Together they felt called to La Crosse to start a new church in order to reach people that either don't know Jesus or aren't connected with His Church. While there are many wonderful churches in the La Crosse area, there remain tens of thousands of people who aren't experiencing life that comes from being in a relationship with God and His people.
Derek lived in the La Crosse area as a child and again after college where he worked at a local ministry working with at-risk and underpriveleged teenagers. In 2008, Derek and Regan moved to Rochester, MN where Derek spent 4 years as a youth pastor in a church before moving back to La Crosse. Both Derek and Regan have a heart to connect with people by being an active part of La Crosse's north side.
Derek enjoys home-roasting his own coffee, playing softball and dodgeball, and doing just about anything as long as he gets to be with his wife and kids.
You can email Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org