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Aaron Dean Selected as UCG Treasurer

July 30, 2010

In a July 29 teleconference, the Council of Elders chose Aaron Dean as its next treasurer and Financial Services operation manager. Mr. Dean, 58, will assume his new duties at the end of the Council of Elders meetings scheduled for August 9-11.

Mr. Dean is well known to Church of God members from his long association with Herbert W. Armstrong, whom he served as executive assistant for many years. After that role, Mr. Dean served as international vice president and chief financial officer of the Ambassador Foundation and on the boards of that foundation, the Worldwide Church of God, the King Leopold III Foundation, Imperial Medical Technologies and the United Church of God.

He has worked most recently as marketing director for Agpro Systems of Big Sandy, Texas, and as a business consultant.

Mr. Dean earned an MBA in management and finance from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1990 and began work on a doctoral degree in business administration at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.

From 1989-1997 he was associate business professor at Ambassador University, teaching classes in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, production and operation management, and finance and strategic management.

Mr. Dean and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 36 years and have two adult children who are in the church. Mr. Dean currently lives in Gladewater, Texas, and will relocate to the Cincinnati area in the coming months.

Dennis Luker—President

July 30, 2010 - Posted by | Council of Elders, Home Office, President's Office |


  1. This is awesome news! Aaron and Michelle are an awesome couple and I look forward to them being at the office. What a great choice.

    Janet Treadway

    Comment by Janet Treadway | July 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. Aaron Dean is a true professional who understands when to step out on faith and when to apply risk management principles!

    Comment by David W. Morker | July 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. Does that mean he will no longer be on the Council?

    Comment by Natalie | July 31, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’m just wondering if he has any experience for the job. thank you.

    Comment by Michelle | July 31, 2010 | Reply

  5. Good choice! I think Mr. Dean is an excellent person to serve as treasurer. His experience as a professor of business will definitely be applied in his job.

    Comment by Susan Durnil | July 31, 2010 | Reply

  6. But what about experience as an accountant? Any real world experience other than teaching a business class? Thanks.

    Comment by Michelle | August 1, 2010 | Reply

    • What are your qualifications exactly to question this choice at all (years of working in Human Resources or in the Finance profession)? I think too many members are losing focus on what our jobs are within the Church Body. Serve in the local congregations, pray, study and “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Phil 2:12-15

      Comment by Marcos | August 2, 2010 | Reply

    • He was the Chief Financial Officer for the Ambassador Foundation while he was also teaching his business class at Ambassador University, and that past experience alone is good enough for me. But I am also highly impressed with his educational resumé — a lot more impressive than my own when it comes to knowing how to manage business finances!

      You see, all I have in that regard is six semester-hours of Basic Accounting from a class I took at a community college in my area several years ago — which I have now found only makes be better qualified to manage the financial affairs of the United States of America than 92% of the current members of its Congress!

      (Best wishes, Mr. Dean, on your selection, and my prayers are with you!)

      Comment by Michael Brandenburg | August 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. Snap. Just got told. lol. i’m not trying to be hypocritical, but this is God’s work we’re talking about, so just asking. Asking is not the same as discounting by the way.

    Comment by Michelle | August 2, 2010 | Reply

  8. I want to point out that when it was announced that Jason Lovelady was the new treasurer, his qualifications did not include being a CPA either. My comment is not an insult against Mr. Lovelady. I am just pointing out that it is not an exception to the rule for Aaron Dean to be treasurer and not be a CPA. He has several other qualifications which make he qualified for the job.

    Comment by Kathy Trone | August 8, 2010 | Reply

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