Derk Madden - Lead Pastor

In 2012, Derk celebrated his 20th year of 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.

Married for 20 years in 2012, he is blessed with 4 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 - Pastor of Group Life & Justice Ministries

Glenn has been at Discovery since 1999. He loves connecting people in groups for the cause of Christ; helping them creatively leverage their 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 and three 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 three married children and 8 awesome 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 with the deep truths of the Bible. God has also blessed him with a beautiful wife and son. 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 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 2 days after both graduating from Tabor College and they have a gorgeous infant daughter. Aside from music, he enjoys sports, hunting, racing and is a 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 and they have two 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.

Misty Maxwell - Office Admin/Childrens Volunteer Coordinator

Misty joined the staff at Discovery in March of 2012. She has been a part of our church body for six years and has also been very active in our Children's Ministry programs Discovery Kids & Kid U. Misty and Brett have been married for 14 years and they have two children; Avery and Riley. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her family and friends, crafting and volunteering.