The DBS StaffMeet Your School Leaders


Aaron Cieply

School Director

Aaron and Jessi Cieply have been married since 2011 and share their life with two boys, Dustin who is three and Jonah who is 14 months. These two boys have changed their lives and daily bring joy to their hearts.

Aaron completed his DTS at Ywam Pittsburgh in 2007 and Jessi completed her DTS at Ywam Salem in 2002. They both love to welcome others into their home and family. They think the only thing better than good coffee are good friends and conversations to go with it. They desire to see young people encounter God and live out their God-given destiny's to bring God's kingdom to earth all over the globe. They love being in the presence of God as they lead worship together. They are committed to seeing God establish a training center in New England that provides space for thousands of young people to be trained and sent out into the nations each year.

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Stephen Gerling

School Staff

Stephen Gerling is a missionary kid from Missouri, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.  Having earned a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in theatre, it is his passion to see God honored in theatre and entertainment.  Stephen did his DTS in Boston with the Creative Arts in Worship focus and serves on staff with the DTS as well as the DBS.  He did the DBS in Kona, HI in the spring of 2015.   He feels the Discipleship Bible School deeply enriched the way he sees God.  Steve can't wait to help you on your journey in any way He can.

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Our Community Learning Environment

The DBS is the study of God's story and that always includes family, the Body of Christ.  Our desire is that this school would be set in a community where fellowship and encouragement are part of the school.  Our DBS staff are here to serve and help to facilitate your study of the Bible and encourage you as you make God's Word yours for life.