Derek Chan graduated from University of Toronto with a BS in Computer Science in 2006. Afterwards, Derek worked as a Computer Consultant for a downtown IT company where he travelled throughout Canada and the US for 5 years. Following a call to ministry in 2011, he graduated from Tyndale University College and Seminary with his Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies in 2014. Afterwards, he served both Rouge Valley Church as a part-time assistant Pastor and Tyndale as a Database Analyst until 2017. He is currently licensed as a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and is serving the Toronto downtown core as an intern for compassion and children ministries. His focus is on serving the needs of the poor and the homeless.