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Pastor Derek Proehl has been serving at Crossroads Community Church since August 2017.  Derek serves as Children’s Pastor where he provides vision, leadership, and oversight for all of the various children’s ministries from ages birth to fifth grade. Derek is passionate about seeing young people enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ and faithfully serve Christ for a lifetime.

Originally from Peoria, IL, Derek has lived in the Chicago area since 2001. Derek has years of experience ministering to children and youth.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary.

Derek is married to his beautiful wife, Ilona and they have two incredible young children, Caleb and Briella.  Derek loves going on date nights with Ilona, spending time with Caleb and Briella, grilling, and playing sports.