Growing up in multiple states, Ben learned to appreciate many locales… but then he fell in love with Louisiana. Starting college at LSU, he formed enduring relationships that would eventually bring him back home – but most importantly, he there had a deeply transformative experience with the grace of Jesus and the joy of the church. After transferring to finish biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College in Chicago, and later Princeton Seminary, he fell in love with and married his dream girl, Jenny (they have two bustling children, Gabriel and Lena). Ben has been in some form of pastoral ministry for over 15 years. Since starting Resurrection, he and Jenny continue to grow evermore passionate about the lasting spiritual formation of Jesus’ disciples and serving the greatest city in the world.
He loves the Bible, reading, genuine conversation at tables for two, rich–tone acoustic guitars, fishing (even if not catching), and nurturing a near–unhealthy obsession with golf.
Ashley is a native Floridian and moved to New Orleans with her family in
August of 2017. She met her husband at Wake Forest University and soon
thereafter they ventured to Charlottesville, VA for his general surgery
residency. During their first few years in Virginia, she was a golf
professional and a kindergarten teacher until the arrival of their two
children. As their family became more involved in their church, Trinity
Presbyterian, Ashley served as the nursery coordinator for three
years. The opportunity to welcome the littlest members of Christ’s body
into the church was not only a blessing for their family, but also
equipped her with a background in church operations experience.
is currently coordinating life at home with her husband, Forrest, and
their children, Webb and Peyton. The Johnston family enjoys the
outdoors, spending time with people and eating delicious food!
Megan is a native Floridian but claims
Mississippi and Chicago as the places that trained her as an architect. Megan and her husband Jason moved to New Orleans in 2009, where she attended Tulane University for a post-professional Master's Degree in Architecture. She worked as Director of Career Development for the School of Architecture for six years until she stepped down to pursue a focused architecture practice with her husband, and is currently an adjunct professor at Tulane's School of Architecture where she enjoys teaching, bringing clarity to graphics and general design approaches. Megan has always found joy in developing relationships and serving
the immediate needs of their church body, and working to grow and support that community.
Megan can either be found running (alone), pursuing DIY projects with Jason and their three kids, Pepper, Polly, and Whitt, being with people, and is usually always listening to music.
Meredith is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and moved to New Orleans with her husband, Andrew, in June of 2021 for his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Ochsner. Meredith completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville in Nutrition, and her graduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Meredith is a private practice Registered Dietitian here in New Orleans. Meredith served as a Young Life leader for 4 years, connecting with, leading and loving high schoolers to Christ.
Meredith is a huge extrovert and lover of people. Meredith, her husband Andrew and black lab, Roux, can be found enjoying the parks, spending time with loved ones and exploring all the coffee shops and restaurants in New Orleans!
Nicki is originally from Norfolk, VA and moved to New Orleans with her family in the summer of 2019. She met her husband during her college years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va while volunteering for Young Life. Shortly after graduating they moved to Norfolk, VA where Nicki served as the Associate Area Director of Young Life. Throughout her time in this position she had the opportunity to engage and lead in a variety of different ministries. She was responsible for mentoring high school & college students, training and recruiting volunteers, and working alongside community members in fundraising and event planning. In all of these roles, the consistent thread is community. Nicki loves to meet and engage with people on many levels.
In her free time you can find her exploring with her husband, Brandon and 2 kids, Savannah and Easton, or searching for the best iced-coffee New Orleans has to offer.
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