Ashley Chesnut

Associate Young Adult Minister

Ministry Role & Responsibility: As the Associate Young Adult Minister, I counsel young women, coordinate singles ministry events, and equip Small Group Leaders of singles, young married, and beginning families small groups. I also oversee our church's Small Group Guides, serve on our Women's Leadership Team, and advocate for abuse survivors as part of our church's Caring Well Team.

About Me: I grew up in Georgia as the child of a college minister and, at an early age, sensed God calling me to ministry, making the decision to go to seminary while I was still in elementary school. Attending Beeson Divinity School brought me to Birmingham, and Brook Hills was the first church I visited when I moved here. I began serving in college ministry while in seminary, and an internship with BH's College Ministry in 2010 led to a part-time job at the church then a full-time job after I graduated. I've worn many hats during my time at Brook Hills, but I thoroughly enjoy working with the single women in our church. 

Along the way, I went back to school and earned a Certificate of Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in August 2021, I released a book with B&H Publishing called "It's Not Just You: Freeing Women to Talk About Sexual Sin and Fight It Well."

While I have a passion for discipling young women, I also love this city, am a Birmingham Instagrammer and foodie (@downintheham), and have published several children's books and coloring books about Birmingham. When I'm not at the church or meeting with girls, you can probably find me at the farmer's market or trying some new local restaurant. 

On Staff Since: March 2011

Member Of Brook Hills Since: 2011

Favorite Scripture:

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God is an everlasting rock." – Isaiah 26:3-4

Interesting Fact: I can look at a chicken and tell how many eggs it has laid. I even won a national contest for this in 2003.

Phone: 205-313-7790