Der Lor has held ministry leadership and worship positions at two different churches in southeastern Wisconsin. He loves exploring the relationship between cultural context, theology, and ministry. Der has spoken at conferences on topics relating to multi-ethnic ministry, musical worship, and racial/ethnic identity and Christian faith. Der is married to Alice. They currently reside in the Twin Cities, MN.
I am a 1.5 generation Hmong American who spent nearly thirty years of my life in southeastern Wisconsin. The memories of racial aggressions I experienced during those years have not escaped me. When I was a young boy in Fond du Lac, someone vandalized our garage door with racially charged graffiti. Another time, I went over to a white friend’s house and his grandmother kept referring to me as “brown boy”.