Hi, I’m Ashley Hales.
I’m an author, speaker, PhD, mother to 4, and pastor’s wife
in the southern California suburbs.
I love the grace of a good sentence, family dance parties, and most of all, connecting big ideas to our everyday lives. Our family of 6 traded a life of living overseas and in big cities to start a church, Resurrection OC, in the suburbs.
In October 2018, my first book, Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much, released!
We are defined (in part) by the places we inhabit — it’s part of what it means to be made in God’s image. It's a book about how our places form our loves and the beauty and brokenness of being a good neighbor and loving the church. You can purchase it now.
In efforts to make this writing life collaborative, I’ve started a new podcast, The Finding Holy Podcast! It's where I sit down with thinkers, pastors, writers, and activists to help connect the dots between what we believe and our ordinary lives. Consider it a dose of wisdom to take with you through your week. Listen on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.
Besides writing, I also enjoy speaking (retreats, lectures, church groups), and copywriting, editing and coaching. Contact me if you’d like to work with me for your next event.
Bio for the media (87 words):
Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She’s a writer, speaker, and hosts The Finding Holy Podcast. Ashley’s married to a church planter in the southern California suburbs and the mother to 4. Her writing has been featured in such places as The Gospel Coalition, Books & Culture, and Christianity Today. Her first book is Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much (IVP). Connect with Ashley at aahales.com or on Instagram and Twitter at @aahales.
Shorter bio (47 words):
Ashley Hales is writer, speaker, podcast host and PhD. She’s the wife to a church planter and mom to 4. Her first book is: Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much (IVP). Connect with Ashley at aahales.com or @aahales on Instagram.