Born to a military family, Darren grew up in San Diego, Calif., and Washington, D.C. He became a committed Christian through the ministry of InterVarsity on his college campus. After college he felt the call to vocational ministry while attending the LIFT discipleship program at Camp-of-the-Woods in upstate New York. Before starting TLI he served for two years as the Interim Pastor of Pine City Evangelical Free Church in Pine City, Minn.
He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington. He is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in New Testament. He is currently a PhD student at London School of Theology.
Darren and his wife Amy live in Andover, Minn., along with their five children.
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