Hi, I'm Aaron.
Aaron joined Team PCC in 2023 as one of our Care Ministry Coordinators. He comes to our team after a career change, from 14 years as a mechanical engineer. His passion is caring for others–empathizing with their struggles, comforting them in their pain, and drawing them closer to God. Aaron loves the support groups at PCC, especially for the ways they comfort people and transform lives. Outside of work, he enjoys waterskiing and watching his kids play sports. He is Dad to Reagan, Evan, and Ellie, and husband to Dr. Gerhardstein, the best physician in town!
Ministries Aaron Leads
What are some of the books you’ve read recently?
My favorite book I’ve read this year is The Logic of the Body: Retrieving Theological Psychology by Matt Lapine. Lately, I’ve been reading through Dr. Curt Thompson’s books: Anatomy of the Soul, The Soul of Shame, The Soul of Desire, and The Deepest Place.
Highlight of the past year:
Completing my Master’s at Wesley Seminary
Something you’re good at:
Fixing things – I seem to find many ways to put my engineering background to work around the house.
Something you’re not good at:
Singing. I don’t make a joyful noise.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a professional football or basketball player (like most kids).
Where is your happy place?
On our boat on Coldwater Lake (Michigan)
Funniest/Worst vacation memory:
When I was about 10 years old our family took a vacation to Florida, where I remember seeing TONS of small lizards. I asked my dad, “Can I take one home?” He replied, “Sure. If you can catch one!” They were so fast, he thought I had a 0% chance of catching one. So, I found a cup to use to try to catch one. Surprisingly, the first time I put the cup on the ground, the lizard did not run off…it ran right into the cup! Dad was shocked and pretty upset, but he kept his word. I brought the little guy home and he lived for at least another 5 years.
Favorite coffeehouse beverage:
Dark roast coffee with a splash of oat milk
Your favorite road trip snack:
What’s the oldest piece of clothing you own and still wear?
I have an old hoodie I got when playing high school football with my last name and number on it. I still wear it, but only when I work out at home. You’ll never see it in public. I like to relive my high school glory days privately.