Dean of Trinity Western Seminary; Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy; Chair, Smarter Families Canada
Fosmark Centre
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3821


John Auxier works in the Graduate School of Theological Studies, teaching in the M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, the M.A. in Christian Studies and the Master of Divinity programs. He is a practicing marriage and family counsellor.

He brings a diverse background to his teaching and leadership within ACTS. He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada and has twelve years fulltime ministry experience, having served as Associate Pastor for seven years and as solo Pastor for five years. He also has many years experience in mental health.

John is married to Doris Hutton Auxier, Associate Professor of Art at Trinity Western University, and they have three wonderful adult children.

Research & Scholarship


B.Sc. Psychology (North Dakota); M.Div. (Princeton); M.A. Church History (Trinity Evangelical); Ph.D. Rehabilitation Counselling (Arizona)


Integration of Christianity and Mental Health, Forgiveness Process, Technology and Spirituality, and Theology and Popular Culture

Courses Taught

Pastoral Counselling; Marriage Enrichment; Group Counselling; Theological Issues in Counselling; Theories of Counselling and Personality; Psychopathology; Ethics and Professional Issues; Addictions Counselling; Marriage and Family Counselling for Pastors; Abnormal Psychology; Psychology of Addictions; Drugs, Behavior and Society