John W. Auxier, PhD

John W. Auxier, PhD


Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Associate Dean of Trinity Western Seminary
Program Chair for the Master of Divinity
Trinity Western Seminary

Dr. Auxier’s pastoral experience includes seven years in youth ministry and five years as a solo pastor in Evangelical Free Churches in New Jersey and Arizona. His research areas include transhumanism, theology and popular culture, addictions, marital therapy, technology and spirituality, and forgiveness. He has presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and at Comic-Con.  

Research Interest

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

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

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)


MDiv - Princeton Theological Seminary 

MA (Church History) - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

PhD (Rehabilitation Counseling-Addictions) - University of Arizona