Ashley Higgins, Director of Young Adult and High School Ministries

Ashley Higgins joined the First Presbyterian Church staff as Director of High School Ministries in August 2014. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she majored in Anthropology. She received a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Women’s Studies and Masters of the Arts in Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to seminary, Ashley served as the Director of Middle School Ministries at Chapel Hill Bible Church and interim Youth Director at Stoney Creek Church in North Carolina. Ashley loves working with youth and young adults, especially in the areas of discovering their God-given passions and what those mean for their lives. She is also seriously invested in race-relations conversations and their intertwining with American Christianity and the Church.

Ashley is a native North Carolinian, grew up in the Free Will Baptist Church, and loves BBQ and the Tarheels. She grew up cooking Sunday lunch with her mom and grandmother and is currently cooking her way through her grandmother’s recipe box as one of her spiritual disciplines. In seminary Ashley became a barista at Small World Coffee and LOVES exploring all of Nashville’s local coffee spots. Ashley has been married to Jake since August 2012. They met doing youth ministry so you’ll probably see Jake around a lot, too. Ashley also serves as the Director of Young Adult Ministries at First Pres.

To contact Ashley Higgins please use the form below or call the office (615) 298-9505
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