Meet Rev. Elisa Renae Ashley, Founder, President and Executive Director

For more details
about her diverse offerings
and this brand-new,
exciting ministry contact her.
View Elisa’s full resume here.
Elisa has a passion for the Lord and for her fellow leaders. She longs to help them deepen their spirituality, expand their love and joy, and broaden their leadership.
Her education includes:
She is:
  • caring, bright, thoughtful, witty, talkative, energetic and, honestly, somewhat absent minded with a propensity for falling down
  • a lover of hats
  • rescuer of animals
  • laughter enthusiast
  • barterer of shelf space with her husband for their many and varied books 

She has served in various leadership positions in both education and pastoral ministry. Her ministry has spanned numerous years and various denominations. She is an award-winning speaker and writer who has spoken to groups small and large of well over 1,000.

Elisa knows what a dark night of the soul feels like and has emerged to continue her spiritual journey and leadership call with Jesus. She has felt the pain of fear, stress, doubt, betrayal, poor health and has a genuine message of hope to offer you. She is not here to judge; she is here to share and listen.

Her presentations are packed with:
  • sincerity
  • energy
  • media
  • learning and laughing
  • ok, full disclosure, perhaps a bit of cathartic crying along the way
For more details about her diverse offerings and this brand-new, exciting ministry contact her.

Meet our Board of Directors

Buddy Dutton, Vice-President

Jennifer Carter, Secretary, Co-Treasurer

Deacon Larry Thum

  • Buddy has a big heart, a strong sense of right and wrong, and makes the best barbecue in the southeast.
  • He brings to the Board years of serving on a church leadership team, a down-to-earth, common-sense approach to solving problems, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • He is dedicated and dependable.
  • Jennifer has a tender heart of gold, unbreakable trustworthiness, and is the best proofreader you could ever ask for.
  • She brings to the Board a long-suffering walk with the Lord, expertise in finance including business school, and the desire and ability to follow and enforce regulations.
  • She is resilient and reliable.
  • Deacon Larry has an unshakable theology, a desire for those around him to succeed, and is the best chef in Philly.
  • He brings to the Board his expertise as a deacon, organization and steadiness of thought, and tireless dedication to the Lord’s work.
  • He is effective and fervent.

Dr. Rev. Leslie Attema

Angie Lugo

Jazmine Grundy

  • Leslie has the gift of compassion, endurance, and makes the best banana bread south of the Yucatan!
  • She brings to the Board not only a Doctorate but years of ministry experience, a passion for spiritual formation, and a level, discerning spirit.
  • She is wise and authentic.
  • Angie has the gift to rise above, a boldness to face problems head-on, and can sing so sweetly it will bring tears to your eyes.
  • She brings to the Board a spiritual intimacy with the Lord, a Bachelor’s degree, and thorough analysis.
  • She is encouraging and devoted.
  • Jazmine has a gift of intelligence, the willingness to speak truth, and is unparalleled in her ability to review a movie.
  • She brings to the Board the struggle of her faith journey, a Master’s degree, and the perspective of a young, female leader.
  • She is persevering with a great wit.