ashlea anderson, Ministries Coordinator
Ashlea started working in the office as the Ministries Coordinator at the end of October 2017. Previous to this, Ashlea was a teacher for five years. When she found out she was going to have a baby, she decided to take some time off from teaching to raise her daughter. When the position at New Life opened, it was the perfect opportunity to be able to use her abilities in helping others, and bring Kinslee, her daughter, with. Kinslee is the perfect little “helper” in the office, so when you see her, expect a big, toothy grin as soon as you walk in the door.
Educationally, Ashlea graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, an emphasis in Physical Education, an endorsement in Coaching, and her Lutheran Teacher Certificate. Along with getting her Bachelor's, Ashlea played four years of collegiate volleyball and found her future husband, Ben, in the process.
Ashlea and Ben have been married since June 2012 and welcomed their daughter, Kinslee in June 2017. For Ashlea, there is no greater joy than being a wife and a mommy. Along with working in the office during the week, you can find Ashlea behind the Joyous Java coffee bar on Sundays making specialty coffee drinks. You can find Kinslee participating in our Children's ministry or being held by our church members as she socializes with our church family.