About Me

Derek - Formal

My hope is to be joyful in what I do and who I am, able to bless others through my acts and words, and always serve God with integrity.


A little bit about me: I consider my hometown Rosemount, MN, although I have lived in a few different places as well. Rosemount is where I graduated high school, where I met my girlfriend (now wife) Annamarie, and where I used to swim for the Rosemount Irish.


I very much enjoy cooking. I really began what I consider “cooking” when I got married. My wife and I began a new adventure in marriage, and cooking became one of my new joys within that. I love cooking for the techniques it involves, for the meals I get to serve, and of course the eating it part 🙂


One of my favorite outdoor activities is disc golf. Above is a picture of my first hole in one I threw at Rosemount’s Brockway course.

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A fun fact about me is that I have created dozens of lip sync videos, many of which are posted on my YouTube channel and linked through this site on my Music Videos page.


Academically, my post-secondary education has focused on biblical & theological studies and particularly their relevancy for Christian ministry in the world. I have worked in youth ministry for several years: preaching, teaching, and leading in various capacities.


Overall, this web site serves to convey some interests of mine in a way that provides insights for others with similar areas of passion. Also… I like fish, humor, and being photogenic – sometimes all at once.

If you would like to contact me, go to the Contact page!

Rosemount High School Image Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/RHSsign.jpg/220px-RHSsign.jpg

Bible Image Source: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1453219562534-36e2ce0ea18e?ixlib=rb-0.3.5&q=80&fm=jpg&crop=entropy&s=223d8ca104e02e1d7d16e25bb8bc7280