Rev. Derek DeToni-Hill is Senior Pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been an ordained Elder since 1989, serving churches in the West Michigan and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences. His wife, Joyce, is also an ordained Elder and they have one daughter who lives and works in Los Angeles. Derek participated in the summer 2014 writing workshop, Awakening Theological Imagination in the Congregation: A Spiritual Practice of Writing with Karen Hering.