Aaron Edland serves as Vision Council Secretary and holds the Administrative portfolio. He and his wife, Kari, live in Bismarck and Aaron is a Chemical Engineer with GE Water and Process Technologies.
Originally from Dickinson, Aaron lived in Killdeer, Carson and Oakes; then moved to Eagle River, Alaska, where he graduated from high school. Aaron went to further his university studies in Wyoming, and met his wife when he started work in Minneapolis. Kari is originally from Beulah.
Edlands have been attending Charity for 10 years and have three children - Joel, 12; Andrew, 9 and Sophia, 7.
Aaron’s community activities include leading son Andrew’s Cub Scout group and he loves hunting birds, big game, fishing, boating, skiing, playing with the children and house projects.
“I had served on a Presbyterian Elder Board in the past and swore I would never do it again. Mike Smith called and asked me if I would consider being on Vision Council. I said no right away. He asked me to please pray about it. I did over the course of a week. I guess God changed my heart, I decided that I was being called,” he said.
Accepting Jesus as Lord is number one of his major accomplishments in life and the rest include raising three children, having a great relationship with his wife and having awesome friends and family.