Welcome to Grand Forks!

We are excited to welcome you to the great Northern Prairie! We can't wait to explore this gem with you and build new friendships in this beautiful little city. 

-Derek and Julia

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Derek Roush

Derek Roush lived in Kansas his entire life before making the trek North to the Red River Valley. Derek attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas where he developed many lifelong friendships and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. When he isn't working as a business development professional, he spends his days dreaming of entrepreneurship and getting to know the greater Grand Forks area. In his free time you will often find him on a sports field of some type, often a soccer field. He and Julia got married in February, and they love building CBC together. Derek loves authentic relationships, beer of all varieties, and the vibrant movement of young adults within the New Evangelization.

Julia Roush

After studying in Montana, Denver, and Austria, Julia finally finished her degree in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Born and raised in Colorado, She moved to North Dakota to work at the St. Gianna Maternity Home, and fell in love with the prairie. She moved to Grand Forks to work as the Director of the Newman House at the University of North Dakota. She married Derek in February of 2018 and loves building a home in a place that is relatively new for both of them. In her free time you will find Julia reading a book she was supposed to read in college or going for a drive in the North Dakota countryside.

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