Derek Hazelet

Church Analytics Coach

Meet Derek Hazelet

Derek has over 25 years of experience leading in ministry and business environments. Most recently, he served in senior leadership at a premier fundraising agency, with his primary focus on the development and implementation of solutions for churches and their ministry-funding efforts. He helped pioneer the application of strategic services, best-in-class analytics and insights, and state-of-the-art technologies into traditional campaign strategies.

In addition to Derek’s direct coaching relationships with church leaders, he also served in an executive leadership capacity at one of the fastest growing churches in the country, and held numerous leadership positions at a Fortune 500 retail company. Derek’s unique combination of business and local church experience fuels his passion to see churches and organizations realize their full potential through the shepherding of their people, and stewarding of their resources.

Derek has also traveled extensively around the world in partnership with the local church and mission agencies, as a hands-on advocate for disciple-making movements, community-focused ministries, church-planting, and orphaned and abandoned children.

Derek and his wife Ronda, their three adult daughters, and teenage son have lived in the Nashville area for nearly 20 years. They are all active members of a church plant in the heart of the city of Nashville. He received his M.A. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and is an ordained minister.


No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp. 

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.

Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.

Giving Data is pretty amazing but it can also be a little daunting to interpret. It’s also a challenge to know exactly what actions to take in response. Some leaders love the challenge of figuring it out on their own. Most would really appreciate an experienced guide who can take the mystery out of the information and share specific recommendations that will increase the overall culture of generosity in their church.

From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.

The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.


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