Derek received his BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University in 2011, and will receive his MA in New Testament, Preaching Emphasis from Johnson University in December 2019.  He has served as the Dean of Men at Bethany Global University since July 2913.  Derek has been attending Bethany Church since 2013 and has previously served on the Worship Ministry Leadership Team.  He has served on the Oversight Team since January 2019 and currently serves as one of the preaching elders.  Derek and his wife Molly were married in June 2015 and lead one of Bethany’s life groups.  Derek enjoys playing drums on the Bethany worship team, and his hobbies include drinking coffee, playing Spikeball, Ping Pong, Soccer, and Basketball, solving riddles and doing puzzles.