Derek Hanson joined Christ Community Church as the Director of Communications in 2017. Derek received his BA in English literature and creative writing from Grand View University, his MA in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication from Iowa State University where he is also currently pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. He is married to Holly and father to Suriana, Aubrie, Christian, and Grayden.
"I love our church's mission: connecting people in life-defining relationships. Because of this mission, I am excited to be a part of a team of Christ followers, working together to build His kingdom. I feel truly blessed to be able to use my creative talents God has given me to help fulfill this mission, communicating our church's mission, strategy, and values to our community and the world."