The Rev. Aaron Maurice Saari is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament through the United Church of Christ (UCC), currently serving a More Light Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Pastor Aaron has bipolar disorder and cycles rapidly; he also struggles with anxiety, particularly as it relates to phone calls. Aaron is on the adjunct faculty of Theology at Xavier University, and is earning his doctorate as an MLK Beloved Community Scholar at United Theological Seminary. When bipolar disorder allows him, Aaron is heavily involved in his community, serving on committees for MLK Day, GLBTQ Pride, multifaith cooperation and racial justice. When in the grips of depression, he lies in bed binge watching television shows and occasionally eating pizza. When in a mania, he tries to fix the world. At all times, he follows Jesus.
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