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Terry DeYoung

Terry DeYoung is a longtime disability advocate and promoter of accessible, anti-ableist communities that welcome and benefit from the gifts and experiences of all people. A Chicago native, he left a career in sportswriting to pursue ordination in the Reformed Church in America, serving as a pastor, magazine editor, and denominational staff member in Disability Concerns until his retirement in 2023.

Terry is married to Cindi Veldheer DeYoung, a hospital chaplain and advocate for living donor transplantation. They share their home in Holland Michigan with Dexter, a lively Brittany Spaniel. Among other things, they enjoy traveling, boating, baseball, craft beer, and all things Chicago.