Jamie Casler
Emerging Leader Award

Jamie Casler (95) was recently appointed as Director and Assistant Professor of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice at Trevecca Nazarene University. His passion for education and service started at ENC with his B.A. studies in Social Work. Jamie continued his educational studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary, receiving the Master of Divinity degree. A few years later he earned a Master in Social Welfare degree from the University of Kansas, where he recently also completed studies at KC Play Therapy Institute to become a Registered Play Therapist. Jamie is a licensed social worker in the state of Kansas, and his desire to serve in the field of social justice has been spurred on by his study of social issues in Romania and Costa Rica. He has worked in a variety of social work settings including The Salvation Army, hospitals, and schools, and he spent two years at Nazarene Headquarters working with Youth In Mission. Jamie served for 11 years in various areas of ministry as a charter member of Living Hope Church, a church plant in Kansas City. He and his wife, Dr. Erin Casler, have two  children— Nash and Anna. Jamie enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.