Rev. Ashley-Anne Masters is a native of North Carolina and holds degrees from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
Prior to her call to PCM in August 2017, she served as Interim Manager of Spiritual Care at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. During her decade as a hospital chaplain, her clinical focus areas included NICU, oncology, palliative care, trauma, and patient advocacy.
Rev. Masters is a frequently published author. She is co-author of Bless Her Heart: Life as a Young Clergywoman, author of Holding Hope: Grieving Pregnancy Loss during Advent, and contributor to Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith. She blogs at revaam.org. Our search committee found this excerpt from her 2015 Montreat Youth Conference Keynote especially meaningful:
"My hope for all of us is that we never grow tired of sharing our stories of redemption, reconciliation, and grace to a world so desperate for tangible hope and palpable peace. May we never miss an opportunity to accompany someone through the wasteland, and may we never fear our stories are too messy to be told. For on the waves and shorelines of baptismal promises, and amid the salty tears of exile and wilderness, God is faithful still."
Ashley-Anne considers her call to PCM "the greatest surprise of her clergy career," and loves hearing how students interpret the world, where they find hope, and how they feel called to bring about God's kingdom of justice and love.