Associate Professor of ACTS, Associate Dean, Trinity Western Seminary

Department(s) or Program(s)


Dr. Auxier is a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT, a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (CAMFT), and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington State. His clinical experience includes employment as a psychiatric social worker, a substance abuse group counsellor, and twenty years in private practice as a marriage and family therapist. His pastoral experience includes seven years in youth ministry and five years as a pastor in New Jersey and Arizona. 

Research interests include theology and popular culture, technology and spirituality, integration of psychology and faith, and forgiveness. He regularly presents papers at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Professors of Christian Education (SPCE), and offers professional workshops on Motivational Interviewing.

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Integration of Theology and Psychology 
Addictions Recovery 
Technology and Faith 
Theology and Popular Culture 


MDiv - Princeton Theological Seminary 

MA (Church History) - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

PhD (Rehabilitation Counseling-Addictions) - University of Arizona

Affiliations & Memberships

Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) 
Licensed MFT, Washington State Board of Health Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) 
Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) 
Comics Studies Society (CSS)

Courses Taught

Pastoral Counselling Group Therapy 
Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy 
Theological Issues in Counselling 
Theology of Popular Culture 
Marriage Enrichment 
MFT Internship Supervision 
Introduction to Comic Studies