Aaron is the oldest son of Rev. Craig and Teresa Ferkenstad, born in 1980. He was baptized as an infant by his father at Grace Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin. At Norseland Lutheran Church of St. Peter, Minnesota Aaron was confirmed in the Christian faith of his baptism in 1994. He graduated from Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in 1998 and from Bethany Lutheran College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, concentrating in ancient history and philosophy.
Following college he moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was a member at Resurrection Lutheran Church and served as organist, Sunday school teacher, treasurer of the congregation, and on the board of elders. Aaron was employed in various management and training positions for Navy Federal Credit Union, Wachovia Bank, and Apple, Inc. In Virginia Beach he met Djemelyn Dasco and they were married in 2010. Their son Adam was born in 2012, daughter Charlotte in 2016, and son Ben in 2018.