Derrick and Rachel DeLain have been married for ten years. They love spending time with their family and friends and inviting others into the daily rhythms of their lives. They have two children, Tru and Michael, and a husky named Sasha. God has grown Derrick to be a leader by allowing him to work in the banking industry as well several years of non-vocational and vocational ministry. The past five years, Derrick has been on staff at The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC where he helped to lead one of their campuses to grow in discipleship and intentional ministry in their community. The DeLains desire to see the gospel impact the nations in Nashville, TN and are praying that this church plant will leave a legacy of reaching the Music City for the kingdom of God.
Carlos and Cassie have been married for 12 years, and are “Papi” and “Mami” to two of the most beautiful children in the known world: five-year-old Maya and four-year-old Kara. Over the past 12 years, Carlos has had the privilege of leading, preaching, and serving Jesus in church plants, multi-site ministries, and a variety of other contexts. He received his M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has recently moved back to the “305” from Chicago to plant a church that shares and shows the love of Jesus in Miami.
Lance Michels has served in Central Asia, in collegiate ministry, and as the Chapel Hill campus pastor of The Summit Church. Lance and his wife, Kristi, have been married for 13 years and have one adorable daughter, Thea Jane. Recently, the Michels family moved to Asheville, NC to continue the work of planting The Grove Church and multiplying disciples in Western North Carolina. They are praying for a gospel movement in the city of Asheville as well as in the various colleges and universities in the region.