Derrick Gutierrez joins Covenant as Senior Pastor effective July 1, 2023. He has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2015 as a bivocational pastor. He has served Terre Hill: St. Paul’s, Lancaster: Community, and Colemanville UMC. In 2022, he completed his M.Div. at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and he also holds an MS in IT from UMUC and a BA in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College. With 26 years of IT experience, he has a strong background in technology.
Derrick and his wife Jezerel have been together for 30 years and have four adult children and one grandchild. Before his pastoral role, he served in various lay ministries at New Creation UMC in Lancaster. Currently, he serves on the West District Committee on Church Building and Location, the Conference Board of Benefits, and Small Church Network.