Welcome to Rev. Colleen Derr!

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University would like to welcome Rev. Colleen Derr as our newest full time professor, namely, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry and Congregational Formation.  She will take the lead now in teaching our Congregational Spiritual Formation core requirement and will become the primary point of reference for our spiritual formation courses and our MA in Youth Ministry.

Rev. Derr is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and has served for the last 10 years at Wesleyan Church headquarters as Director of Children’s Ministry for The Wesleyan Church.  She is also Assistant Pastor of Fall Creek Wesleyan Church in Fishers, Indiana, and has served in other roles, including teaching in public schools. She is currently finishing her doctorate at Regent University in the area of Christian Education Leadership.

A hearty welcome to Rev. Derr as she joins our faculty!

  • Congratulations Colleen!

  • Anonymous

    Hurray! Welcome to the team Colleen! We are looking forward to your input on our team and your impact upon the ministries of ministers!

  • Bob Whitesel

    I am excited that Rev. Colleen Derr is joining us. It was evident when I first met her as a student in our MA in Ministry courses that she was an exceptional student, facilitator and Christian. I join my colleagues in welcoming this first-rate leader to our team.

  • Carla Working

    I worked under Rev Derr at headquarters right after I graduated from IWU. She was AWESOME!!! Very excited to see her teaching at the seminary – she will have much to offer the classes =) I look forward to taking class with her.

  • Tony Bye

    Welcome to Wesley Seminary!!! I’ll have your class in the fall.. looking forward to it!

  • Colleen, congratulations, I know you will continue to touch the lives of many, some for the second time, as you have been instrumental in the lives of so many through the Wesleyan Church1

  • jesusc

    I so want to come and study here.

  • jesusc

    please help me join this university. am so interested. To pursue Masters of Arts course