Derk Madden - Lead Pastor

Derk has experienced God's faithfulness for more than 20 years serving as a Pastor; the last 9 years being here at Discovery. He was educated at the University of Notre Dame with a Business Management degree; received a Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary; completed his course work toward a Doctorate of Ministry from Talbot Seminary. The greatest spiritual infulence of his life has been Dr. John Piper.

Derk is married to Connie and they have 4 awesome children. Aside from his work at the church, He enjoys serving as the President of Project Hope Worldwide, a non-profit organization that invests in the lives of orphans. See to learn more!

Glenn Krispense - Executive Pastor

Glenn has been at Discovery since 1999. In his tenure, he has had nearly every job title a church can come up with, but his passion hasn't changed: he loves people and has a fire for the cause of Christ. He loves helping us creatively leverage our time, talents and resources to bring the hope of Christ to the poor and the marginalized in our world. When he has down time, he is privileged to coach soccer, run, do landscaping and try to keep up with his amazing wife, Marissa, and 3 remarkable children.

Mike Frantz - Pastor of Assimilation & Prayer

 Mike is passionate about seeing new people get connected, plug into an area of ministry and make a difference. He also loves seeing people grow in their prayer lives and become a part of our dynamic prayer ministry at Discovery! He is married to his best friend and beautiful wife Marge and they have 3 married children and 8 action-packed grandchildren. They love to have family, friends and new folks in their home. He enjoys traveling, reading, teaching, cooking and watching Kansas Jayhawk basketball!

Mike Benson - Pastor of Student Ministries

God has put a passion in Mike to see this generation of students come to know and trust Jesus in a way that will radically change their lives. Nothing brings him more joy than watching students grapple with the deep truths of the Bible. God has also blessed him with a beautiful wife, Stephanie and 2 fantastic young boys. He enjoys a good cup of coffee, listening to Matt Redman's newest album, watching a Yankee's game and having good conversations with friends.

Jarod Richardson - Pastor of Worship Ministries

Jarod joined the staff in September 2011 and he is passionate for the Worship, Audio/Video and IT ministries here at Discovery. He loves to see people serve the Lord according to their giftedness and for His glory. He holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Church Music. He worked in accounting before being called to Discovery, his first full-time ministry position. He married his amazing wife, Jamie, 2 days after they both graduated from Tabor College and they have a gorgeous little daughter. Aside from music, he enjoys sports, hunting, racing and is a BBQ/smoked meat connoisseur.

Candace Johnson - Children's Director

Candace joined the staff here in June of 2011. She oversees the children's ministry from birth to 5th grade. She has a BS from Oral Roberts University in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. She married her high school sweetheart, Kendall, and they have 2 adorable little boys. Her heart and passion is for every child to feel loved and accepted while learning about the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Candace enjoys crafting, hosting parties and spending time with her family.

Carol Sanders - Administrative Assistant

  Carol grew up as a part of our church family and has been a part of the Discovery team since the fall of 2008. She supports the pastoral staff as the Administrative Assistant in the office as well as doing most of the graphic design work for the church. She has volunteered in the Children's Ministry and Kid's Check-in Team for several years. She enjoys raising her son and spending time with friends and family.

Cara Burd - Childrens Assistant