The Rev. Derek Shackelford graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Shackelford is the Founder of City of Hope Ministries whose motto is “From Brokenness to Wholeness: Building the Kingdom of God by Building the Community.” He has a passion for the community and public service.