Derek has spent nearly three decades in nonprofit leadership, serving large and small organizations. His career began in Christian and business publishing, followed by a role as a pastor at Fellowship Bible Church. The most recent decade, Derek has been in leadership in two organizations focused on impactful work in Uganda, Africa. Collaborating closely with author and philanthropist Bob Buford for the last 14 years of his life, Derek is also the co-author of “Millennials Calling: Helping the Largest Living Generation Find Their Place,” aligning with his life’s calling helping individuals find and walk into their “Ephesians 2:10 calling.” Derek and his wife, Jennifer, live in Brentwood, Tennessee, with their teenagers, Macy, Parker, and Grayson.