Derek is married to Lynn and has two grown up children and three grandchildren. He worked as a firefighter with Tayside Fire Brigade for 17 years followed by six years as a member of the management team for the Gate Church in Dundee as financial administrator. In 2004 he became CEO of The Factory Skatepark group of companies in Dundee – a Christian Trust. Derek is heavily involved in overseeing the work of Capstone Projects in Uganda and has been out to the country over 30 times in the past 20 years.
Derek and Lynn moved to Kirriemuir in 2009 and joined the Fellowship. Derek became an Elder in 2012 and currently oversees the fellowship’s work in the areas of community engagement, missions and Bridges. He is also a member of the SCF preaching team.