Pastor Allen Aase was born in Maddock, North Dakota. He grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and Brooklyn, New York. His father was a pastor for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren and Allen grew in his faith under the faithful teaching of his parents. In 1977 Allen graduated from Brooklyn College. He has served congregations as youth director in Brooklyn, New York, and Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. He currently serves as youth director/pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He and his wife Carol have one adult child.