"Good morning, sir. How are you this glorious day?" — Derek to Chris in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Derek is a member of the Universal Uprising Church at Haven Point. He can appear during an optional phone call in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, and makes his first full appearance in Episode 4 of Life is Strange 2.
Derek is a devoutly religious man who appears to care about his young son. Should Jacob Hackerman tell him that he found Sean Diaz wandering on a nearby road, Derek snidely comments that he has "a gift for helping lost boys", indicating that he knows and disapproves of the former's homosexuality.
Derek is an older man with a grey mustache and a receding hairline. He wears a blue shirt over a light blue button-up tucked into his grey pants, as well as brown dress shoes.
Derek used to be acquainted with the Thompson family prior to their moving away. The family included a younger boy named Mark and a man named Wesley, and Derek always believed the latter gave Mark "too much slack".
While inside his house, Chris Eriksen can choose to pick up the ringing house phone at the request of his father, Charles Eriksen. Should he choose to do so, Derek will pick up and introduce himself before asking Chris whether his parents are home; as Charles asks him who he's talking to from the couch, Chris hangs up mid-conversation and places the phone back on the wall.
Episode Four - "Faith"
After Sean tells him his name, Derek becomes immediately suspicious and proceeds to advise Jacob to head back home, as his parents wouldn't approve of him hanging around.
"We just met."
Derek asks Sean how he came across the church; if he or Jacob says that Sean was wandering on a nearby road, Derek becomes suspicious. If Sean says that he came after receiving word of Daniel's powers, Derek advises them to catch tomorrow's service and to come to him if they need anything.
Jacob introduces Sean as Mark Thompson, a member of the community who moved away with his family some time ago. After commenting that he looks older, Derek asks what Mark had been doing during his time away; if Jacob responds that he'd been with a church in Utah, Derek becomes suspicious and replies that their Reverend would be unlikely to approve, but if Sean responds that he'd been either at school or travelling, Derek comments that Wesley had "always [given] him too much slack" before advising them to come to him if they need anything.
After the church is burned down by Sean and Daniel's actions, he and his son's fates are left unknown.
- "I'd love to tell you and your family about Jesus, our righteous Lord and Savior. Our church just wants you and your loved ones to share the holy spirit..."
- — Derek to Chris in Captain Spirit
- "Jesus is—"
- — Derek to Chris immediately before being hung up on in Captain Spirit
- "I see... you've always had a gift for helping lost boys, right?"
- — Derek to Jacob in "Faith" (determinant)
- Derek is referred to as "Worshiper" by the game's subtitles.