Rev. Ashley-Anne Masters is a native of North Carolina, a graduate of Presbyterian College (2004), with a master of divinity from Columbia Seminary (2007), who is currently serving as an interfaith chaplain and the interim manager of spiritual care and bereavement at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has served as a designated associate pastor at Winnetka (Illinois) Presbyterian Church, an interim associate at Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis and the Presbyterian Church of Western
Springs (Illinois) and as a member of the adjunct staff of Montreat
The nominating committee conducted a nationwide search that reviewed more than 40 candidates, interviewed eight candidates and examined four finalists. Ashley-Anne's experience in working with young adults and their parents in crisis, her background in coordinating interfaith programs and grant writing and her interpersonal ministry were among the reasons she was
called to this ministry.
Rev. Masters is a frequently published author. Here is a brief excerpt from her most recent time at Montreat:
"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."