Hi, My name is Derek Ellens and I am the pastor here at Ingersoll CRC. My family and I joined our church in October of 2020 and I’ve quickly grown to love our welcoming community. I grew up in the Hamilton area and then moved around a bit to Grand Rapids, Michigan and Brampton, Ontario before answering God’s call to serve here in Ingersoll. Since this is my first experience serving as a lead pastor in full time ministry, I am ready and excited to embrace all the new things that God is doing in our town. Some of my passions are youth ministry, community outreach, and preaching. I love meeting new people and hearing stories about how the Holy Spirit has been working in their lives. I am equally passionate about the outdoors. You are likely to find me enjoying my garden, fishing, golfing, camping, cottaging, or out for a walk. I am happily married to Jillian and a proud dad to Adeline.