In August 2010, we welcomed our senior pastor, Rev. David Aukerman. Pastor David holds an M.Div. degree from the Anderson University School of Theology. He also has an M.A. in mathematics from Miami University (Ohio), which allowed him to teach college mathematics before becoming a pastor. Before moving to Michigan, he and his wife, Tara, served as lay leaders an inner-city church in Indianapolis for several years.

Pastor David and Tara
Pastor David and Tara

Pastor David enjoys baseball, singing, Star Trek, chess, and cheering for the Cleveland Indians. He is involved in several organizations in the Midland area, including the Midland Chorale, the Camerata Singers, the Call to the Creek Work Camp, the Midland County Human Trafficking Task Force, and an interfaith group called “Choosing a Culture of Understanding.”

Currently, Pastor David is working on a Doctor of Ministry degree through the Anderson University School of Theology. His program focuses on spiritual formation and contemplative spirituality.