Staff and Leaders
About Pastor Aaron
Pastor Aaron J. Decker joined us at Christ Lutheran Church in February of 2012. He is our part-time pastor, and serves also as associate pastor with our partner congregation, Immanuel Lutheran in Holden.
Pastor Aaron is originally from the Allentown/Reading area of Pennsylvania. He earned an Associate's degree in business at Reading Area Community College and Bachelor's degree in information technology at Albright College, and then worked for a number of years in the computer industry, as well as serving as a college professor in computing. It was a business trip to Chicago--and visit to that area's seminary--that gave him the real direction he'd been looking for. In May of 2010, Pastor Aaron completed the Master of Divinity degree at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, as well as a certificate in Biblical Studies. He served as a pastoral intern at First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. While awaiting a call, he worked as a support counselor at Bear Creek Camp, the outdoor ministry of the ELCA Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod.
Pastor Aaron loves to read, cook, and knit, and still manages to find some time to play the bassoon and do some computer programming. His cat, Ashes, loves to find more and more creatively inconvenient places to sleep.