Hey! My name is Ashley and I’m so glad you found my site!
I was born near Philadelphia, PA, raised just outside Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2007 with a Business Administration degree. In college, I played soccer and served as a Resident Assistant for two years where I met my husband, Brad. My Senior year, I converted to the Catholic faith and joined staff with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), serving at Benedictine College and the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL).
Three weeks after getting engaged while driving to a FOCUS retreat, I was in a very serious car accident that almost took my life. After a year battling through Intensive Care Units and therapy while my fiance Brad faithfully supported me, we decided to get married on the year anniversary of the accident. We wanted to remember the day as the happiest, rather than the saddest, day in our lives.
Mountains Unmoved was inspired by the most common question I got during and after my recovery: “How could a good God let this happen? Were you ever angry at Him?” Sometimes God’s presence feels invisible, especially when our life feels a mess. This ministry seeks to see the good, to try and behold Him, even if our prayers seem to go unanswered and mountains are left unmoved.
Since our wedding, I have gotten my MBA, started our beautiful family, and furthered this ministry. We have been married for seven years and have three amazing children – Ella (6), Rachel (4), and Emily (1). My husband works in politics and we live in Lincoln, NE.
I have shared my message at FOCUS events, Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) meetings, Godteens retreats, Church and Bible study groups, the ‘Go Forth With Heather and Becky’ Podcast, the Son Rise Morning Show, and a Magnificat event. I have also been featured in the Catholic News Agency.
I hope you enjoy the site and you remain in my prayers.
Ashley’s Official Biography
Ashley Stevens is a speaker, writer, and the founder of the Mountains Unmoved Ministry. She speaks to people of all ages on a variety of topics including Fighting Spiritual Amnesia, Dating and Relationships, and The Importance of Community.
She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she played soccer and joined the Church after being won over by loving investment, faith, and reason. She has been involved in ministry for over ten years and worked as a Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Missionary at Benedictine College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, inviting and equipping college students to grow in and share their faith.
Three weeks after getting engaged while driving to a FOCUS retreat, she nearly lost her life in a car accident. After a year battling through Intensive Care Units and therapy while Brad faithfully supported her, they decided to get married on the year anniversary of the accident to remember that day as the happiest, rather than the saddest, day in their lives.
Ashley shares her message at retreats, conferences, study groups, and Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) events. She has presented at a Magnificat event. She has also been featured on the ‘Go Forth With Heather and Becky Podcast’, the Son Rise Morning Show, and the Catholic News Agency.
Ashley resides with her husband, Brad Stevens, and their children: Ella, Rachel, and Emily. You can find more information about Ashley at www.MountainsUnmoved.com