Dr. Colleen Derr is the newly elected president of the Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. “Dr. Derr has earned a reputation as an advocate and resource for an array of church ministries, an effective administrator and a wise and dynamic leader,” said Dr. David Wright, president of Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). In addition to chairing the Seminary faculty, she has served as a member of the University Faculty Senate and has been active on numerous university committees. She is currently part of the team developing a Doctor of Ministry in Formation, and she was an integral part of developing the Master of Arts in Children, Youth and Family Ministry.
Derr has a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Doctor of Education in Christian Education Leadership from Regent University.
She is married to Wayne Derr, and they have four adult children, Jerica, Zachary, Tyler and Anna.