Each Ashram has an Ashram Director, an Evangelist, and a Bible Teacher.


Gary Wheeler – Ashram Director

Rev. Gary Wheeler began attending Ashrams in Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas as a teenager with his family. As Director, he guides the daily events during the Ashram as well as the Board of Twelve leadership team during the rest of the year. He is a United Methodist pastor who has served churches in Kentucky, Georgia and Ohio, and is currently serving Germantown United Methodist Church in Germantown, Ohio. His other activities include co-chairing the Miami Valley District Location and Building Committee as well as serving on the West Ohio Conference Camping and Retreats Ministry Team. He is very involved in the Greater Dayton Walk to Emmaus Community, where he is a Community Spiritual Director and serves on the Board.  He is a member of the Faith-Based subcommittee with the Valley View Drug-Free Coalition. He is also a member of Dayton Pilots’ Club and serves on its Board of Trustees as the Treasurer. His hobbies include flying (he has his Private Pilot’s License), watching sports, computers, and music. 

Gary is married to Myra, who serves as the Registrar for the Ashram. She is a social worker with Children’s Services, and loves to shop! They have four adult aged sons: Marty, Kevin, Matt, and Greggie. 

2020 Evangelist and Bible Teacher to be announced.

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