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Miles came to Ashland Theological Seminary to pursue his MDiv after years of running away from a call he wanted to reject. He is now both an enrollment counselor and student, enjoying the time he gets to spend with prospective and current students.
Miles’ job affords him a firsthand view of the fear and excitement that characterize new students. During the following years, he gets to see fear fade, excitement grow, and lives change as these students are empowered and resourced by ATS.
In addition to his job at the seminary, Miles is Associate Pastor at 5 Stones Community Church. Between his roles at church and ATS, he has no shortage of opportunities to serve and to foster community among believers. He is passionate about investing in the lives of others, as that is the chief thing that has brought about significant spiritual growth in his own life.
Ohio born and bred, Miles’ sports allegiances are centered in Northern Ohio and, of course, the Buckeyes are a favorite too. He willingly plays any sport with a ball, with varying degrees of success. He also enjoys woodworking, cooking and baking, brewing beer, traveling, and singing (if he’s certain that no one can hear). Though he grew up on classic rock, Miles has since broadened his listening habits considerably, enjoying a wide assortment of music that varies based on his mood.
Miles and his lovely wife, LeeAnn, have been joyfully married since 2004. They met as students at Ashland University, and though their backgrounds were radically different, God orchestrated a wonderful relationship. The Larsons currently live in Ashland and have one cat, named Catthew.