Rev. Jen Ashby, D.Min. has been serving in local Christian & Missionary Alliance churches since 1999, primarily in outreach, discipleship, and other pastoral ministry. Her passion for the health and effectiveness of local churches led her to the role of Director of Church Health for the Metropolitan District of the C&MA in 2023, serving churches in New Jersey, the greater New York City area, and Philadelphia. Jen holds degrees from the University of Kansas and Alliance Theological Seminary, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the C&MA in the U.S. She enjoys exploring new places, dark roast coffee, and a good story in any form.