The Anderson University School of Theology recently honored Rev. Aldean W. Miles of Honolulu, Hawaii, with the Distinguished Alumni Award. The program was held in conjunction with the North American Convention of the Church of God. The School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Award is given to an alumnus of the School of Theology who demonstrates a continued interest and support in the School of Theology at Anderson University and has performed outstanding service to society either in his or her professional and/or personal achievement, community, or church.
Rev. Miles is a native of in Gary, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Anderson University in 1973 and a Master's of Divinity at the Anderson School of Theology in 1979. Since 1993, Miles has worked for Pacific Health Ministry at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. He is an ethics consultant, chair of the hospital's ethics committee, and serves as the coordinator of the Hospital Ministry Department.
Rev. Miles speaks frequently to audiences across the country on topics regarding domestic violence, caring for the elderly, ethical dilemmas, maintaining healthy boundaries, racism, bigotry, and spirituality. Rev. Miles was ordained in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) in 1983.
Rev. Miles is a published writer with titles that include, "How to Care for Those Who Are Abused," "Domestic Violence, Affects All," and "Holding Christian Men Accountable for Abusing Women" to name a few. His most recent title, "Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know," is a resource for clergy and lay leaders in churches across the country.
Rev. Miles is a Board Certified Chaplain with The Association of Professional Chaplains. He is a member of the Oahu Domestic Violence Task Force, the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women, and the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence National Advisory Board
Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), the university offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees and graduate programs of study in business, education, nursing and theology.