The staff at White River Christian Church strives to live out the mission of connecting every life to Jesus. We love being able to serve alongside you in this endeavor. To learn more about our staff structure, you can view our Organizational Chart. 


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Derek Lynas

Derek Lynas

Cafe Pastoroffice: 317-773-2233 ext. 129

As our Cafe Pastor, Derek is responsible for leading every facet of this unique faith community that gathers for worship services on Sunday mornings. The Cafe provides an opportunity for people to easily connect with each other as they experience God together in life giving ways. Derek enjoys seeing people grow in community with one another and discover more of God in their lives. Before his days at White River, he worked as a sales professional in both the Telecommunications and Orthodontic fields. Derek received a BS in Business from Ball State University and a Masters Degree in Ministerial Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. He lives in Noblesville with his wife Janna, along with their four children, Amelia, Hope, Mac and Mesfin, and their new puppy, Hilly. 

Hobbies: games with family & friends, playing sports, fishing, repurposing household items, and deejaying random dance parties