Welcome, Ashley Crisp
Last month, we published a portion of an email interview I had with our new Southside Children’s Minister. This is part 2 of that conversation.
Q: Tell us something that you don’t think people know about you.
I’m a big fan of game nights! My family plays board games or card games every time we are all together. I may be a little competitive, but that’s half the fun. On family vacation, we’ve been known to play rounds of nertz with 14 people or more!
Q: Your favorite place to vacation or hang out?
Someplace that has water, food and a comfy place to read.
Q: What’s the first thing you will do when you get to Southside, other than find your office?
I’m excited to dive in a start getting to know the children and their families. I’m excited to get to start teaching in Bible hour and engaging with the children there.
Q: What would you like our Southside folks to know about you that we haven’t covered here?
To truly understand how I view the world, you’ll have to meet my sister Beth. Beth is a goofball, a wanna be popstar and movie lover, she also has Down syndrome. Beth loves big and dreams big. She has shown me how to love deeper, find joy in all circumstances and to be welcoming to all.
Q: How would you define “success” in children’s ministry at
Success for me will be measured through the children. I want to create a space where the children can learn how to interact with the Jesus and Bible through spiritual disciplines and creative ways. I also want our children’s ministry to be a place where the kids know they are welcome and I’m excited to see them. A place where they know they are safe, loved and important. If this is present, I think we’ll be moving in the right direction.
Q: When do you start work here?
Looking at the end of July. Now that the school year is finishing, I can start the moving process to NWA! I’m looking forward to being with y’all soon!