Deric and Rebecca have served as House Directors since April 2014, first at The Harbor in Okinawa, Japan, and now at the K-town Hospitality House in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Every Friday night, they enjoy gathering with servicemembers and their families for a potluck dinner, coffee, worship, and a Bible message. Rebecca loves leading women’s ministry, specifically women’s Bible study. Deric enjoys hosting men’s fellowship events and sometimes providing marriage counseling. They love the relational aspect of Cadence and aim to share their lives authentically and intentionally with those around them. A significant part of their roles is equipping other believers for ministry, and they love giving servant-leaders opportunities to grow and flourish.
Deric and Rebecca were blessed to grow up in healthy Christian families, with parents who led them to salvation in the Lord at an early age. As they grew in their faith journeys, they benefitted from youth groups, mission trips, and discipleship from mentors.
Deric went to a Christian college and graduated with a B.A. in Ministry and Bible. While attending college, Deric felt led to Army chaplaincy and pursued that goal for the next several years. Rebecca went to a public college but developed a love for ministry while serving on the leadership team with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Both developed a passion for missions, Deric serving with Youthworks within the U.S. and Rebecca participating in various short-term trips around the world before teaching at a Christian elementary school in Ghana, Africa.
They met while attending Denver Seminary in 2007 and were married in June 2008. Shortly after graduation, they moved to Alamosa, Colorado, to work on staff at a church while Deric served as a chaplain in the Army Reserves. He deployed to Afghanistan for a year, so they understand some of the hardships that military families experience. Since they’ve been married, God has confirmed their calling to military ministry.
Deric grew up as the oldest of two sons and was surrounded by extended family in a small town outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Rebecca grew up as an Army kid with two younger brothers, traveling all over the U.S. and living abroad in Germany. Interestingly, Rebecca’s grandparents, Al and Marilyn Romaneski, were Cadence House Directors in Germany while Rebecca’s family was living there. Rebecca has fond memories of attending their weekly ministry nights and various events.
After marrying and moving to Alamosa, their sons Tobin and Evan were born in 2010 and 2013. Their daughter, Kara Jane, came to their family via international adoption. She was born in China in 2015 and adopted in 2017.
Deric & Rebecca SnellerCadence ID: 10806
Kaiserslautern Military Community, Germany