Derek Chinn is Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Interim Chair of the Business Department at Multnomah University. He also serves as a teaching elder at Common Ground Church, a multiracial congregation in the Beaverton. He is a graduate of the seminary, and has written about one approach to creating a multiracial church in 1+1=1: Creating a Multiracial Church from Single Race Congregations (Pickwick Publications). He has written articles and led workshops on various aspects of multiethnic/multiracial ministry. Originally from California, Derek made his way north via Duck-ville and has a hard time imagining living anywhere other than the Northwest. He and his family make their home in Portland.