CCO Associate Derek Melleby is the executive director of the OneLife Institute, an organization that provides gap year programs for students to form Christian character, develop a biblical worldview and acquire life skills. OneLife currently has three locations: Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA); Three Springs Camp (Morris, PA); Southern Wesleyan University (Central, SC).
Before OneLife, Derek has been on staff at the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, the CCO, and the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, Geneva College and is pursuing a doctorate through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Derek is also the coauthor of Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness (Brazos Press) and the author of Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning (Baker Books). He lives in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Heidi, and three sons.