Our Team


    Aaron joined the E1COG staff as Senior Pastor in July 2020. Aaron has a Bachelor’s in Theology from Cornerstone College of Virginia and is currently studying to receive a Master of Ministry degree from Warner University in Florida. Before coming to Eaton, Aaron served as the Senior Pastor of Common Ground church in Thayer, Missouri.

    Aaron enjoys lifting weights, music, random bits of trivia, and memorizing scripture. He and his wife, Sara, have three kids: Kristine, Mitchell, and Fin.

  • Karen Bryant, Office Administrator | karen@e1cog.com

    After working as a legal secretary in the Dayton area, Karen joined the staff in 1990. She is responsible for making sure the church office runs smoothly and assisting the staff.

    Karen and her husband Jerry, have one daughter, Hannah (married to Matthew) and one son, Jordan (married to Shelby) and five beautiful grandchildren. Some of her favorite things to do include being outside, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Tania Minton, Director of Children's Ministry | kidmin@e1cog.com

    Tania took over as the Children's Ministry Director in March of 2013. She oversees the Wednesday Night Children's Program, Vacation Bible School, and staffs children's church and the nursery/toddler rooms on Sunday mornings. Tania also puts on several other special events through the year for children and their families.

    She and her husband Andrew have three boys: Adam, Jude, and Elijah. Tania enjoys doing any activities that involve being outdoors with her family.


    Matthew has been part of the E1COG family for 16 years. He and his wife, Roseanna, met here in 2006 in Barb Brewer's Sunday School class. Matthew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business and Christian Ministries from Anderson University and is nearly finished in the Ordination process in the Church of God. Before coming back to E1COG, Matthew has served in Worship Leadership in churches in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina as well as having been invited as a guest Worship Leader for Camp Meetings and other events. He also is involved in the Preble County Schools as a substitute music teacher.

    Matthew works Full-Time as a Driver Examiner. He is a BIG nerd and loves to read fantasy novels like The Lord of the Rings (of which he knows entirely too much trivia). He also loves both Star Wars and Star Trek, the Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Matthew and Roseanna have a daughter, Emma, and a son, Luke.