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 four beautiful grandchildren. Some of her favorite things to do include being outside, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Liisa Erskine, Pastor of Worship Arts | liisa@e1cog.com

    Liisa joined the staff in October 2013 as the Pastor of Worship Arts. Her main responsibilities include planning and leading the music at our worship gatherings, directing the choir and worship team; coordinating the tech team; and overseeing all other arts like drama, visual art, and graphic design.

    Liisa studied Christian Ministry and Church Music at Anderson University. She is married to Jeremy and they have one daughter, Emerson. Together they love watching Netflix, kayaking, hanging out with their dogs Winnie and Lucy, and cheering on the Detroit Tigers.

  • 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.


    In August of 2017, Jerry joined the staff as the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries, overseeing ministries for middle school and high school students. He studied Christian Ministries and holds a Masters of Divinity from Anderson University, where he met his wife, Tia. Together they have four children: Kaiden, Hunter, Rylan, and Greyson.

    Pastor Jerry loves to read and is a life-long learner, but still loves to get out and play a little too. He loves learning new things and loves to be outdoors, especially hiking. He also has a fascination with anything electronic. Most important to Pastor Jerry, however, is spending time with his family.