Dr. Roland F. DeRenzo has served as the Superintendent of Colorado Springs Christian Schools, (CSCS) since July 2000. Dr. DeRenzo is also the President of Handprints Early Education Centers, Inc. In 2002, CSCS opened a satellite campus in nearby Woodland Park, named CSCS of Woodland Park. In 2004, a beautiful $3 million building was purchased, renovated and now houses an Elementary campus. He also serves as President of the Lion’s Foundation, a non-profit ministry of CSCS.
Prior to moving to Colorado in 2000, Dr. DeRenzo was privileged to be involved in Christian education and ministry at Plymouth Christian Academy/Calvary Baptist Church in Michigan for 22 years. In his early years at PCA, he served as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director. After receiving further education, he was promoted to the Guidance Director at PCA, and then several years later to High School Principal of the growing K-12 school. In 1987, he was named Superintendent, while also serving as Executive Pastor of the founding church, Calvary Church. In 1995, he became Senior Pastor of Calvary Church while retaining the responsibilities of Superintendent. God called Dr. DeRenzo and family to the present ministry at CSCS in the summer of 2000.
Dr. DeRenzo has a B.S. in Education from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, a Master’s degree in Theology from International Seminary, and an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 1990.
Roland met his wife, Sally, while at Grace College. They have been married for 44 years and enjoy daily working together at CSCS. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Dr. DeRenzo teaches Leadership courses at Colorado Christian University-Colorado Springs as an Affiliate Instructor of Graduate and Undergraduate studies. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan Theological Seminary. He has served as a Team Chaplain for 12 years for professional baseball. Dr. DeRenzo serves on various local boards and committees. He is a national speaker and consultant on leadership development, team building and education issues.