Aaron Winkle is the Associate Chaplain for Upperclass Students. As associate chaplain Aaron oversees the campus-wide Bible study, provides pastoral care for hurting students, and meets regularly with students to discuss issues of faith, relationships, and vocation. In addition, his responsibilities also include directing the annual Gainey Leadership Retreat for student-athletes, serving as the advisor for the ALLIANCE living-learning community, and developing and facilitating a five-session team building program for Calvin’s athletic teams.
Aaron graduated from Calvin College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. During his time at Calvin Aaron led the men’s basketball team to a NCAA Division III National Championship. Following graduation he and his wife Betsy moved to Denmark where Aaron played professional basketball for one season. After returning from Europe Aaron began pursuing his Master of Divinity at Calvin Seminary and graduated in May of 2009.
Aaron is married to his wife Betsy and they have three children—Quincy, Annie, and Jackson.