Derek Alter joined the Wooddale Church staff as Senior High associate director at Wooddale Church in 2023. Prior to joining the Wooddale team, he spent four years as the director of Youth Ministry at a church in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
An Iowa native, Derek was a Biblical and Theological Studies student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
Derek and his wife, Paige, who were married in August 2023, enjoy going on walks and cooking together. Derek also enjoys being active, hanging out with friends and watching movies.
His favorite passage in Scripture is Colossians 2:13-15, “Because before Jesus, I was dead in Sin,” he says. “But now I am fully alive in Christ!” Derek is excited to build relationships with high school students and help spread the good news of Jesus here, near and far.