MEET OUR STAFF

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DEREK
SCHERING 

Married for 22 years Derek and his wife Belen have 3 children. He is Anchor's leading Executive Director. Anchor allows Derek to share and show the love of Jesus through personal teaching, discipleship and care. He is especially excited about college students as this is a time in life where students really develop their faith and personalize it while grappling with the big questions. 

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ZACH
HITES 

Zach is a 2013 graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma. In college, he began a relationship with Jesus and has since been involved in collegiate ministry. God has called Zach to serve the campus of UCO while reminding students where their true identity lies.

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JESSICA CRUZAN

After working for a few years as a speech pathologist , Jessica felt a call from the Lord to give her life to work with American and international students at the University of Central Oklahoma. She desires that students discover who Jesus really is, who God has fashioned and designed them to be, and hopes to equip them to share the freedom of Christ with those they come in contact with.

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CRISTIE NELSON

Cristie is a wife and a mom to 4 kids. She has felt the call on her life to minister to local and international students. She attended Bible college in the past and is excited for the opportunity to disciple, encourage, and equip those whose hearts are being stirred for more of Jesus! It is her desire to see students fully know the one true God.