Chief Development Officer

So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

- 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Derek Lyssy is the chief development officer for Seton Education Partners. He supports all of Seton’s schools and programs through strategic development efforts. Derek joined Seton after he served as the director of the office of stewardship and development for the Diocese of Tulsa, where he led all aspects of diocesan fundraising. Prior to his arrival in Tulsa, he served the Archdiocese of Chicago as a parish campaign director for the To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign– a $400 million capital campaign for parishes and schools. Prior to his time in the Archdiocese, he spent four years as a missionary with FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Derek graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS with his bachelor’s in business administration. He holds a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). He resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and four children.


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