Derek Ellis (MA, BCCC) is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in life coaching. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenberg University in 2012 and plans to pursue his doctorate in the future. Derek is a Board Certified Christian Counselor through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors, a professional organization associated with the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Derek was ordained as a minister within the Vineyard denomination in 2017. Brave Life Pastoral Counseling operates under the sponsorship and auspices of Vineyard Church of Northridge (Springfield, Ohio).