Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Leadership

Ministerial and Professional Background

Aaron has served as an assistant and associate pastor at two healthy churches. What does that mean? For over 10 years, Aaron has been preaching and teaching regularly, leading staff meetings, mentoring interns and residents, organizing conferences, conducting performance evaluations, developing strategic initiatives, recruiting volunteers, leading and serving on boards, and counseling parishioners in various life situations.

Personal Information

Aaron is married to his hero, Heather, and together they have three children—Emma Beth, Wesley, and Donovan. He likes to lift weights, read, and play cards, board games, and sports (pingpong, softball, hockey). His favorite sports teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Toronto Blue Jays. He loves to preach, problem-solve organizational challenges, and have great conversation.


The Wesleyan Church, Central New York (credentials currently held in Canada Conference).


Ph.D. (Organizational Leadership), Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA (2015)
Dissertation: “Exemplary Lives in Speech, Conduct, Love, Faith, and Purity: An Analysis of 1 Timothy 3-4 for Ethical Leadership.”
M.A. (Theological Studies), Asbury Theological Seminary (2005)
B.A. (Religion), Kingswood University (Bethany Bible College) (2003)


Biblical Theology for Ethical Leadership: Leaders from Beginning to End. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Leadership the Wesleyan Way: An Anthology for Shaping Wesleyan Leaders in Thought and Practice
. Emeth Press, 2016. (Co-Editor with Bryan Easley).

Putting the Plot Back in Preaching. Seedbed Publishing, 2014. (E-book).
Developing Ears to Hear: Listening in Pastoral Ministry, the Spiritual Life, and Theology. Emeth Press, 2011. (Editor)
He Ascended into Heaven: Learn to Live an Ascension-Shaped Life. Paraclete Press, 2010. (Co-authored with Tim Perry)
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