Derek Irvin is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also a marriage coach and conference speaker gifted in helping couples develop togetherness and intimacy in their relationships. Additionally, Derek is a pastor leading groups, teams and marriage initiatives at Northview Church in Indianapolis across nine campuses. With specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) developed by Dr. Susan Johnson, the Gottman Method, Prep, Prepare Enrich, SYBIS, and Peace Makers ministries – he brings an authentic approach integrating research-based psychological counseling with Biblical truths.
Derek’s passion for strengthening marriages is rooted in a belief that there is hope in even the most difficult of marriage circumstances. Most couples hurting in their marriage don’t truly want a divorce, but don’t know how to stop the pain or make the relationship work. As a child of divorce, Derek understands the impact of divorce on the whole family and is skilled in helping couples find their breakthrough and practical steps in creating a different kind of marriage.
Derek has been married to Missy since 1995. Derek and Missy live in Noblesville, IN and have three children and one grandchild. Derek enjoys gathering with friends and family, reading, running, golf, and a weekly date night with Missy.