Director of Diversity Aaron Layton


Aaron has served at Westminster for seven years and has been director of diversity for six of those years. A St. Louis native, Aaron has family roots in North County, North St. Louis, and East St. Louis. Prior to Westminster, he spent eight years as an educator in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Aaron and his wife Gretchen have been married for 20 years; their two children Caleb and Kalei both attend Westminster. The family attends church at The Journey-West County, where Aaron serves as an elder. Aaron loves to read, dance, and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Objective: The Director of Diversity will work closely with faculty, staff, students, administration, parents, Board of Directors, Diversity Committee, and alumni to help Westminster fulfill its vision to prepare more young people to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.

Responsibilities include helping to establish diversity strategy and an overall implementation plan; managing leadership of the school’s diversity efforts; developing diversity training for the school community; mentoring and supporting students, families, and staff; and alumni outreach. The Director of Diversity will assist in the recruitment and retention of faculty and students.