Ashley was born and raised in New Mexico, where she fell in love with Jesus, nature, and the Bible. She started “teaching” when she was about 9 years old, sharing Bible stories with the other kids in her apartment complex. Since then, Ashley’s love for God and His people has taken her all over the world. She has served in various ministry roles throughout New Mexico, Tennessee, Washington, and online for more than 20 years.
Often referred to as “the one with the purple hair,” Ashley is known for her creativity and for seeing the world just a little bit differently. She loves singing and musical theater, photographing flowers and birds, and finding God’s work in unusual places.
Ashley had the honor of working in the publishing industry for many years as a Bible study copy editor and production editor at LifeWay Christian Resources, and as the curriculum editor at Thomas Nelson. She has had the pleasure of creating and editing content with numerous New York Times best-selling authors, in addition to helping launch the careers of several new authors and Bible teachers. Her work has included not only creating and editing materials in written word but also in visual arts and video.
In 2014 Ashley published her first book through Thomas Nelson (Inseparable: Who I Am, Was, and Will Be in Christ) and also self-published her master’s thesis on child sexual abuse prevention. She is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at the Portland Seminary, where she is writing her dissertation on God attachment and healing from spiritual trauma.
Ashley lives in the Seattle, Washington, area. You can connect with her online atwww.yasheluah.com or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @yasheluah.