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 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 fiancé 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 eight years and have three amazing children – Ella (7), Rachel (6), and Emily (3). 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, Theology on Tap, Church, Women, Moms, and Bible study groups, the ‘Go Forth With Heather and Becky’ Podcast, the Son Rise Morning Show, The Busted Halo Sirius XM Show, and a Magnificat event. I have also been featured in the Catholic News Agency.
I look forward to connecting with you on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and would love to hear more of your story!
I hope you enjoy the site and you remain in my prayers.
Ashley’s Official Biography
Ashley Stevens is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) where she played soccer, worked as a Resident Assistant (RA) and joined the Church. After graduation, she worked as a Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Missionary at Benedictine College and UNL, inviting and equipping college students to grow in and share their faith.
Three weeks after getting engaged while driving to a FOCUS retreat, she was T-boned by a Mack truck and nearly lost her life. Following a year of intensive care units and therapy, Ashley and her fiancé got married on the year anniversary of the accident to redeem the day. Since then, she has gotten her MBA from UNL, started her family, and currently writes and speaks for the Mountains Unmoved ministry.
Ashley resides with her husband, Brad Stevens, and their children: Ella, Rachel, and Emily in Lincoln. Find out more about her at mountainsunmoved.com
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I join you from the most NW corner of NC in the mountains where I am happily engaged with family including 5 fabulous Grandchildren.
I am able through God’s goodness and Grace to be part of a wonderful Catholic parish at St Francis of Assisi .
Today I share a prayer for the soul of the young man who is responsible for 17 deaths. May Our Lady enter his darkness with Her Son to bring hope to the many witnesses .
Richly and dearly Blessed.
Nice to meet you! I grew up not far from where you’re at in Knoxville. I’m excited to have you follow along!
Hi Ashely, my daughter suffered a TBI three weeks ago. Do you have your year long journey written anywhere (caringbridge) for me to read?
I’m so sorry, Esther. Keeping her and your family in my prayers. Here’s the caring bridge site for the first year:
I just had the pleasure of watching your video…you are an amazingly, beautiful, incredible women! Thank you for sharing your story. You’re truly an inspiration! Wishing you continued blessings for the rest of your journey…. may you find more pearls. Gratefully~ Carolyn
Thank you, Carolyn! Cheers to pearls! 😊
hi,i have been guided to you! my name is patsy. i grew up on a working farm in ne! i,too,am a grad of the university of nebraska,1971. i am a reg nurse for 49 years,retiring in 2011 on april fools day,telling my coworkers for months that i wasn’t foolin! within 3 months,i met the love of my life(married him in 2013) and became a grandma the next month-the best year of my life!! i could go on and on,as i usually do! feel we have many reasons to stay connected! GOD BLESS!! patsy
Nice to meet you, Patsy! Thanks for following along!!
I’ve been watching your videos through the pray more Lenten retreat. I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your guidance, grace, wisdom and strength. During this very scary time our world is facing, you are truly helping me (and likely many others). I really find peace and calm watching your talks from the retreat. I see you have a few more talked posted on this website. If there are others out there- would you please share them with me? Or if you have any writings, I’d love those as well. Anything helps 🙏🏼
Thank you! This is such a scary time for all of us. I’m so glad my talks helped you find peace. 🙂 I usually give talks at events or retreats rather than sharing them online. The best way to find ones I have posted or blogs I’ve written are on my Media/Blog tabs on this page or by following my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/mountainsunmoved. So glad to have you following along! ❤️
I just saw a fb post of yours shared by The Catholic Wife, The Catholic Life and decided to check out your story. What an amazing story! Plus, I live in Lincoln too with my husband and five kids. I am also a convert, and I’ve found Lincoln to be a great place for fostering my faith. ❤
So nice to meet you, Crystal! God has truly blessed us to be where we are, all things considered. And, while my TN ways aren’t a fan of the weather this time of year 😂, we also absolutely love our Lincoln community.
Thank you for sharing your story. I too share your frustrations with single-sided deafness. I was a music teacher for 16 years. I woke up on the morning of February 27, 2018 and couldn’t hear on the right side anymore. My regular doctor thought it was just a sinus infection, but later the steroid injections began. Then the trips to Duke University Medical Center. A determination was never made on what caused it. Guesses include: Meniere’s, a freak virus, and, most recently, a mini stroke. I had to leave the music classroom to preserve what hearing I have left. I’m now an arts administrator for a local school district. I get to help other music teachers now. I find great joy in that, but miss being master of my own little universe. Every day brings a new challenge. Stay safe. Be well. Godspeed.
I’m so sorry to hear that, Bart. One ear deafness is a cross I wish none of us had to carry. Just as I’ve learned to pop my BAHA in and reposition in the room, it sounds like you’ve adjusted to bring your strengths to a different position and that is something worth celebrating. Wishing you the best to find peace in your continued recovery.