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Changes with CPYU’s College Transition Initiative

onelife_logoDerek Melleby, director of CPYU’s College Transition Initiative (CTI), will be transitioning to a new position with OneLife, a gap year program based at Lancaster Bible College. Derek’s work with OneLife will begin on March 24, but the resources of CTI will continue.

From a letter from CPYU president Walt Mueller:

“This move is a sad one for the simple reason that Derek has not only served us with excellence in his position as director of CTI, but he is a trusted and close friend. I am grateful for Derek and his good work. We will miss him. This move is a good one as it is a perfect fit for Derek, his gifts, and his evolving passions to serve a targeted group of young people in an intensive learning environment.

It is clear that God has used Derek’s time here at CPYU to uniquely prepare him for his new role. It has been a joy to watch Derek develop and grow, and I am personally excited to see what God has in store for Derek as he uses his gifts and abilities in this new position.”

From a note from Derek Melleby:

“As for the future of the CTI, I am pleased to say that it will continue in some capacity. My position at OneLife begins at the end of this month. At that time I will move to associate staff with CPYU. I will still be able to update and provide resources through the website as well as receive and fulfill speaking requests as I am able.

Working at CPYU has been a blessing. I’m grateful for the many opportunities I was given to serve students and parents across the country.”

Read the full letters here.

Learn more about OneLife here.

Read a CTI interview with the founder of OneLife here.