Rick Derksen

Rick lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where he worked in theological education, pastoral ministry, and church administration with the Mennonite Church from 1977 to 1998. During that time he was ordained as a minister by the Mennonite Church in the Congo. After moving to Lancaster, PA, in 1998, he became involved in Damascus Road through his congregation, East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. He joined the trainer team in 2001, and for several years was Antiracism Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee. In addition to his passion for antiracism work and his family, Rick is crazy about birds. He lives with his wife in Seattle, near too few of his young grandchildren.

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