Derek Dalton

Life Group Pastor

My Family: Follower of One, belief in Three. Husband of one, father of three. Shepherd of many.

My Story: It’s all about the Kingdom! I grew up in a Christian home, my family has always been involved in some aspect of serving in the church. But we moved around a lot as kids, so that always looked different at the many churches we attended. We finally settled down in southern California and it was there that my youth pastor took the time to show me what it truly looked like to be a disciple of Jesus. After I married my wife, we moved to North Idaho to start our life together. We tried on many different churches, trying to find one like we had back home. And even though Real Life is very different then where we came from, once we really “got” the mission and vision of RLM, we knew we were where God wanted us to be. God blessed me with a job in the title company business where I was able to develop skills and knowledge working with large databases. But then, Jesus happened. And now I get to do the same thing here at the church.

Favorite Verse: “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15.

Food: Mexican.

Quote: “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” J.R.R. Tolkien

Hobby: Sarcasm.

Exercise: Hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, running, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, and cowboy golf.

Smell: Rain & campfire.