1st & 2nd Year Associate, Berry College
In his role as a 1st & 2nd Year Associate at our Berry community, Derek leads and mentors college students through WinShape-guided curriculums, and walks through daily life with them. He helps plan and carry out our Catalytic Events that offer experiences for students to lean into their relationships with Jesus while learning about how they were crafted to impact the Kingdom. Derek's positivity uniquely allows him to smile and laugh with students and fellow staff members, and he loves getting to deepen relationships with others.
Originally from Almont, Michigan, Derek earned his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Alma College before getting his MBA at Berry. He is married to his wife, Christina, and they have two cats (Banksy, Kora) and one dog (Frank). They enjoy hanging out with friends and taking day trips to explore new places. Derek's personal hobbies include all games: board games, yard games, video games, and more.