Derek, a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, was born and raised in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. When he takes his family back, they stay in the home he grew up in. Both his B.Mus. and his B.Ed are from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Derek has taught French, Music, core subjects in middle school and directed choirs and bands. For the past 27 years, he has been a music pastor. He’s excited to be back in the classroom where he can continue to fulfill his mission to develop worshippers and to be able to work with his wonderful wife, Heather.