Ashley Elder

Ashley Elder

Executive Assistant

Life Story

The Lord’s hand of faithfulness has been on my life since I can remember. I was raised in a home with a lot of worldliness and chaos. From a young age, I knew there had to be more than the hurt and pain everyone around me seemed to be experiencing. I started attending a local Baptist church and became involved in their Awana program. They were kind, safe and had a joy unlike anything I had ever experienced. I wanted more of what they had to offer, and I continued attending church by myself for two years.

After many moves in a few short years, my family landed in Utah. To say it was a culture shock would be an understatement. But it was there that I met my husband, Matt, and once again tasted and saw the Lord’s goodness. By God’s grace, we have two wonderful children, Joshua and Nevaeh.

In 2018, we decided to take a huge leap of faith and move to Texas. No job, no home, broken and scarred, we left the place we called home. God’s faithfulness has been so overwhelming. He truly is El Roi, the God who sees! Hebrews 6:19 says that we have the hope of His promise as an anchor for our souls, and it has been that anchor that has kept me. He has taken all of the broken pieces and chaos along the way and made something beautiful for His glory.

Hope for The Village Church

My hope for The Village is that we would continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord together in unity. I pray that we would continue to be a place of healing and a light that shines into dark spaces.