About Our Team
Derek 2020

Derek Van Leenan - Youth Ministry

Derek has his Bachelors in Christian Ministry from Briercrest College, Saskatchewan and is currently working towards his Masters of Divinity through the Immerse Program at Northwest Seminary.  Derek has also spent a significant amount of time at Camp Qwanoes on Vancouver Island (10+ summers!).

Derek’s manages a group of ‘youth leaders’ to organize memorable and entertaining events.  The diversity spans from, Cinco de Star Wars and Duct Tape Wars to Karaoke and The Destination Unknown.  He is a true ‘youth pastor’. 

Besides events, Derek’s methods of communicating and his ability to relate to the Gr. 8-12 group enables the teens to see Christ within a multitude of situations.  Through Derek’s caring investment in their lives and his knack for connecting with different individuals, we truly can’t wait to see what Christ is going to do with the students who go through his programs.