Derrick Porter is from West Chester, Pennsylvania; educated at Cheyney State College, the University of Maryland College Park, Wesley and Plamer Seminaries. His experiences and responsibilities have included leading three churches. He has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and on other Peninsula-Delaware Conference committees and is currently the Wilmington District Superintendent. In his secular work, he has been a teacher and administrator. Derrick is a family man, married to Michele, his wife of 31 years and they have two young adult daughters, Madeline and Rose.