George Ault was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1943. He attended and earned degrees of higher education at Catawba College; Lancaster Theological Seminary, followed by his ordination in the United Church of Christ in 1969; Princeton University; and Drew University, which granted him a Doctor of Ministry degree.
George married his wife, Claudia, in 1965. They have one son, Larry, a daughter-in-law, Gina, and three grandsons.
The Aults have had primary residences in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona, in which George served four churches. His last church was The Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona, Arizona, where he served as the pastor for 30 years. He retired from that position in 2015, capping a career of 46 years of active ministry since his ordination.
As part of his ministerial career, George spent 24 years in the Army Reserves as a chaplain. His duty positions included being a chaplain to several troop units. He served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Monmouth, NJ, and as the Deputy Command Chaplain at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
After his retirement from the ministry, George received his Arizona real estate license in 2015. Subsequently, he became a Realtor with his wife and son in AULT&ASSOCIATES.
George has been involved with numerous civic organizations in Sedona since 1985, including the Sedona 30, in which he served as President.
The Aults love to travel and use their timeshares extensively. They have traveled to forty different countries, as well as forty-nine states, and made more than a dozen cruises.
George enjoys writing and has authored a number of books. His latest, Everyday Saints, was published in 2021.