Derek was born in Portland, Oregon, and he is married with three children; two girls, and a boy. For many years he pursued a career in the National Football League (NFL), he made it, but later gave it up to pursue full-time ministry. He went on to found the Lords Gym Oroville, a non-profit gym and youth outreach facility.
Derek now serves as the Director for the School of Transformation. He says that his passion is to introduce people to Jesus and help them accomplish what He has for them.
Level One Leader
Johnny was born and raised in Oroville. He is married with two awesome kids. Johnny attended the School of Transformation in 2014 after having an encounter with Jesus, where he discovered He is real. Before that, he had been a front man for metal bands and found his value and worth in that. Today, he knows who he is as a son and a disciple of Jesus. Today his passion is to teach, mentor, and love the people in front of him.
Level Two Leader
Nathan and his wife, Lindsay Taylor are initially from Toronto, Canada, but now call Oroville home. After a radical conversion where Nathan found Jesus to be real, he left behind a life of addiction and depression back in 2008. Nathan's passion is to connect people to the heart of God, to help them find Him, hear his truths, apply the word to their lives, and be transformed by the power of the cross.
Level Three Leaders
RYAN & LISA KELLY
Ryan is from Elgin, IL, and he is a non-identical, identical twin (google it!). Ryan came to Oroville in 2009. He is a passionate worship leader and teacher. It is his goal to help people discover their identity and authority in Jesus Christ.
Lisa is from Manitoba, Canada. She is a talented baker and loves coming up with new creations. Besides teaching, mentoring, and leading worship, Lisa is also a leader of the Restored Boutique. Restored is a business-based ministry where students get to learn and serve.
Online School Leader
Chloe was born in Cardiff, Wales. She arrived in Oroville on a mission trip in 2012 and fell in love with the place immediately. She returned a month later to attend the School of Transformation. At seven years old, Chloe decided to follow Jesus; it has been her life's passion to know what it means to be a true disciple. Her mission is to help others discover the gold inside them so they can be all they were created to be.
Ashley is from Toronto, Canada. She went to university on a soccer scholarship and received her degree in teaching. Ashley grew up very confused about her identity due to a battle with epilepsy overshadowing her life. Since coming to the school four years ago, she can confidently say she knows that Jesus defines her. Ashley's desire is for people to find out who God is and who that makes them.
Maria was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. She is married with two young daughters. Maria has been working with the School of Transformation for many years and has a God-given desire to see individuals find the truth and change their lives. She empowers people to step into their full potential, become who they were created to be, and follow Jesus boldly wherever He leads them.