Ashley Lentz grew up right here in Ankeny, Iowa. When Ashley was in 6th grade, Hope started a campus in Ankeny and her family began attending. Ashley graduated in 2016 with a BS in psychology from the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Tyler. Ashley and Tyler married in April 2017, then moved to Madison, Wisc., for nine months before returning to the metro. In that time, Ashley began seminary at Bethel University pursuing her MDiv degree. Ashley graduated in May 2020 and was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in October 2020.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys travelling (especially abroad), reading as many novels as she has time for, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends. Ashley and Tyler have a beautiful English Setter, Scout, and a large black and white cat, Gus. Ashley is passionate about teaching others about the Gospel and connecting faith to real life. One of her favorite things about being a pastor is walking through life with people searching for something greater and watching the Holy Spirit show up in the midst of their searching. She is excited and humbled to be a pastor and serve in the church that helped form her faith.
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