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Rev. Aaron Carland

Indian Nations Presbytery received word of the death on January 25th of Aaron Carland, who retired from the post of General Presbyter of Indian Nations Presbytery in 2016.

Aaron was a lifelong Presbyterian. He was born and reared in Arkansas. He was educated at Southwestern in Memphis, Tenn. (now Rhodes College) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained by New Brunswick Presbytery in 1972, he accepted a call to serve Native Alaskan congregations on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. During several years in the banking profession, he served churches in rural Alaska as a parish associate and supply preacher. He also served churches in Alaska, western Washington, northern California and Wyoming. In addition to Indian Nations, he served in middle governing bodies in Alaska and Wyoming.


Aaron was married to Kittie Carland, who retired from the Synod of Alaska-Northwest, where she served as an associate synod executive.

Kitty can be reached by email at: or on the home phone at (405) 740-7157.


Funeral services are pending. Information will be posted when made available.


Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant. Acknowledge, we humbly pray, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen

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