“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
That is Aaron Lane’s favorite quote. It is one that he has carried with him throughout life when he is faced with challenges. It reminds him to stand strong and confident during the tough times, a message that he believes is important to share with the world. Aaron and his loving wife of nine years, Janell Lane, have co-founded three companies: Courageous Healing, Inc., Courageous Living, LLC., and Prioriteyes Clothing, LLC. In addition to overseeing and stewarding these three businesses, Aaron has also been tasked with stewarding his two amazing children: Jace (7) and Nova (4). His family means the world to him, and he is incredibly grateful for his wonderful wife as well. “Without her, I would not be the Aaron Lane that everyone sees and knows today,” Aaron reflects.
In Aaron’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family doing outings such as ice cream at the park, family walks, movies, and weekend trips to Indianapolis. His personal hobbies are listening to podcasts, working out, watching sports, roller-skating, and binge-watching TV shows. Many people have said that Aaron has a pastor’s heart, he is the type of person that cares deeply for others and is always looking for ways to help others. He says that “my purpose and passion in life is to help others become who God has destined them to be.”
Aaron Lane currently sits on our Community Impact Committee and acts as a community resource and advocate to the United Way of Allen County team as needed. Aaron is a big advocate of United Way’s work and believes that it has the community’s best interest at heart. He comments that United Way has “played vital roles in our community for years such as being a provider of agency funding, a community and corporate connector, a listener, and a community advocate. Without entities like United Way of Allen County, many organizations would not have the support needed to thrive.”
“Nothing about us, without us.” That is the mantra that Aaron carries, and he hopes that other people and organizations will as well. It means that if the decision makers at the table are making decisions “for” people instead of “with” people, we will never get anywhere. Aaron carries a message of unity and equity that he would like to spread in his work in Allen County. We thank Aaron for him showing up fully and authentically to serve all in Allen County.