Derrill Wakefield

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Derrill Wakefield is the Chief Information Officer of Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM).

Derrill graduated from the University of Nebraska with his Bachelors of Science in engineering technology. He then went on to get his executive master's in business administration at the University of Wisconsin. After finishing school, he went on to work for various organizations in food industry, manufacturing, software, and home products. One of the most unusual places he's worked was a seven-story picnic basket in mid-Ohio—the Longaberger Company.

After looking into where God was calling him to work, Derrill felt a desire to work in ministry. A friend recommended CHM to him, and God opened the doors from there. His prayer is to be able to use his vocational gifts to enable ministry growth in a world where technology is integrated into every part of our lives.

Derrill has a heart for relationships and being with people. Having grown up in a Christian household, he's had opportunity to serve in various local churches as a small group leader, elder, deacon, music and audio tech, and grounds supervisor. He also has a love for travel and home improvement projects.

Derrill and his wife, Ann, have been married since 1987 and reside in Medina, Ohio. His daughter and son-in-law live nearby in Lucas, Ohio. His family worships together at Providence Church in Mansfield, Ohio.

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