Our Mission Statement

A Step 2 Success is dedicated to directly helping young people committed to improving themselves through education and skill development; and helping organizations that assist young men and women achieve individualized self-improvement. The emphasis of the charitable work is to lift up, mentor, train, educate and monitor individuals who need the support that would otherwise be unavailable to them.


Meet the Executive Director

Torben AarsandWith the guidance and support of The Aarsand Family, Torben Aarsand has been the Executive Director and administers all aspects of this charity, including seeking corporate and individual donor support, selection and continual monitoring of the grantees, and management of the office.

A retired minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Torben received his B.A. (History and Religion) from Lynchburg College, Lynchburg Virginia in 1974, and his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1978.

With 30 years of experience in the congregational setting, Pastor Aarsand has expanded his interest in helping young people by creating this foundation with his family’s support.

Married to Carol J. Aarsand since 1979, Torben has one daughter, and grand-daughter.