Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A., Ashland University; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Duke University Divinity School; D.Phil., The University of Oxford
Dr. Gerber teaches a variety of courses in the fields of historical theology and Catholic spirituality. Among his favorites is a senior seminar entitled The Good Life, which examines authentic happiness from the perspectives of ancient philosophy, Christian theology, and modern psychology while also facilitating personal engagement with the subject matter through enriching activities like a backpacking trip and an evening of food and fellowship with an Amish family. Gerber is the author of a book on St. Augustine’s theology and several articles on early Christianity.
Dr. Gerber is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer. They have seven children and live on a hobby farm in Ohio’s scenic ‘Amish Country’. In 2008 the Gerbers were received into full communion with the Catholic Church after a decade of scrutinizing the Church’s teachings in light of the New Testament and other early Christian literature. Dr. Gerber has discussed their journey through Protestantism to Catholicism on a number of radio and television programs. In his spare time, Dr. Gerber can be found outdoors. He particularly enjoys hiking, kayaking, hunting, and gardening with native perennials.