Derek is the lead pastor at NTCC and moved to Keokuk in 2018 to help lead NTCC into God's next adventure.
Derek and Amanda have been married for more than twenty years and have 4 children. Isaac who is a student at Ozark Christian College, Halee, an assistant manager at Hibbit Sports, and Rylee and Jacie who are both currently home schooled high school students. Derek worked with children, youth and families for 20 years before God called him and his family to plant a church in Bismarck, ND. God called the Olsens to Keokuk allowing them to be closer to family and to bring their church planting experience to NTCC in a time of regrowth. Derek enjoys mowing green grass, running, disc golf, watching a variety of sports and teams, going for coffee, and all things family.
Dawn Farris, or "MsDawn" as she is known around the church, has been serving in Children’s Ministry at NTCC for the past 20 years.
In addition to leading our children and family ministries, she leads worship for KCA chapel, a church service at a local Assisted Living facility, and speaks at adult, youth and children’s events. She also writes for the local paper and is a contributing writer for KidZMatter magazine. She and her husband Tim will celebrate thirty-six years of marriage in 2020. They love kayaking, travel, spending time together outdoors, and NFL football, especially the Green Bay Packers. They are the proud parents of two adult sons serving in ministry in Russia and Spokane Valley, Washington, and proud to be Nana and Pop-pop to one grandson, Crosby.