Pastor Derek Filley

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Pastor Derek and his family came to Sandy Ridge in March 2015. He is part of the elder leadership team at Sandy Ridge Church, where he also serves as the lead pastor. Derek has been serving in lay ministry for almost two decades, and professional ministry since 2007. He holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Phoenix Seminary.  Derek is married to the beautiful and talented Leah, and has three boys-- Luke, Kai, and August.


Kris Zyp - Elder

Kris is a software engineer for a medical company that works on aggregation and statistical analysis of clinical studies. He writes a lot of JavaScript, and his open source work is available on github. Kris and his wife Nikki have been missions leaders, leading multiple trips, and starting and coordinating the Perspectives class in Utah. Kris is always excited to learn more about missiology, economic development, and ways to help those in need. Together they blog about life, theology, and development, and they also love to spend time hiking, skiing, and climbing in the mountains. They have a daughter, Jennika, and a son, Korban.