Ashley Staley

Hello! I currently serve as the Children’s Director at Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene. My husband, Todd, and I have called OHN home since 2008. We have two beautiful and energetic children, Charlotte and Harrison, who you’ll probably see running through the halls at church!

Unlike our other staff, I am native to Tennessee and did not attend Trevecca Nazarene University! I grew up in a suburb of Nashville, attended local universities, and have my undergraduate and graduate degrees in history. (Yes, I am that nerd who asks 1,000 questions during a tour of any historic site, museum or cultural institution.) When I'm not chasing my children I enjoy reading, binge-watching Netflix, a good cup of coffee and working on my record collection.

I believe that church should be an engaging experience for children and I love working with our OH|kids and sharing with them how exciting a relationship with Jesus Christ is! I am thankful for my time growing up at Bethel Church of the Nazarene for giving me a strong foundation for my walk with Christ.

One of my favorite verses comes from Joshua 1:9, “Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lost hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.” No matter what we are facing or regardless of if we are surrounded by others or completely alone...He assures us He is there! I'm thankful for that today.