Meet our Team
Rev. Peg Hutchins
Director of Community Formation & Interim VP
Peg Hutchins is a tiny powerhouse whose greatest motivation in life is love for God and witnessing lives transformed by Jesus. Peg’s secret strength is her husband of many years, Rick, a tall, quiet type who rides a Kentucky blue 1500cc Honda Gold Wing. On weekends, you will likely find Peg and Rick on the motorcycle exploring the scenic Kentucky countryside. Peg is a woman with a joyful laugh, twinkling eyes, and a ready hug for anyone she meets. She takes risks, keeps an open flexible mind for learning, and is always prepared to offer heart-deep hospitality to anyone who comes to her door.
Administrative Assistant for Community Formation
Megan Stuhmer is a farm girl from Ohio; so you know she loves the outdoors. She loves her husband, Josiah, and her two sweet kitties: Oscar Mayer Wiener and Evelyn Bean. She enjoys crafting in many different mediums, reading, and baking (the kitchen is her second home!) She is so excited to serve as the Admin Assistant for Community Formation.
Administrative Assistant to Peg Hutchins
Jessica Kennedy is from Western Pennsylvania and loves cheering on her Pittsburgh sports teams…during playoff season she might bleed black and gold! As the child of dairy farmers, she developed a deep love for dairy products, especially ice cream. Jess is working on her Master of Divinity and lives in Wilmore with her prickly cat Linus. She is a creative soul, and loves to quilt, craft, make beautiful things, garden and see people grow and mature in their gifts and abilities. In her spare time she dabbles in poetry with a small group of women writers on campus. She is thrilled to be a part of the Community Formation team!
Dave & Laura Hunter
Kalas Village Community Mentors
Dave and Laura Hunter are both graduates of ATS, twice over. They have 5 children, 5 more who married into the family and 5 grandchildren. Dave is a Mental Health Counselor and an Army Chaplain. Laura works on campus, leads women’s retreats and conferences and together they live and work in Married Student Housing, Kalas Village. Their delight in life, along with their grandchildren, is meeting and ministering to each of the families of Kalas. They have been in ministry together for 36 years.
Director of Alumni and Church Relations
Tammy Cessna is a graduate of Asbury seminary and spends her days at Asbury loving on the alumni community. She has three grown kids and a fuzzy dog, not to mention a great sense of fashion. The best thing about Tammy is her generosity and gentle spirit. If she can create joy, she does it without hesitation. And if you need a back rub, Tammy is the one to go to. This year Tammy’s work takes her to India and on an ‘educational cruise’ to Patmos and surrounding areas. We think Tammy has the best job on campus!
Coordinator of Alumni & Church Relations
Patricia Taylor is from Moultrie, Georgia, where people are serious about football and sweet tea. Patricia has been in Wilmore working on her Master of Divinity for five years. She is a graduate of the Healing Academy and loves to minister to others through the love of Christ in healing prayer ministry. She enjoys playing video games with her son, Will, loving all the growing things, and observing the way God invites us into abundant life in the ordinary rhythms of our days. She is so excited to be serving Asbury Alumni!
Alumni Support – Student Worker
Hannah Hutchinson and her husband, Nathan, moved to the Asbury community last summer after they got married in May. They are both Master of Divinity students and are enjoying going through seminary together. Hannah is from a small town in Mississippi and most recently lived in Birmingham, Alabama. She enjoys exercising, being outside, music, and being with friends and family.
Ph.D., Pastoral Care Coordinator
Medine is a daughter of Congo, Central Africa; wife of Seminary professor Craig Keener; mother of David, a teenager with an insatiable appetite; aunt of Keren, a sweet and blossoming teenager. She brings a cross-cultural perspective to formation issues, often recalling an African wisdom proverb to help solve a dilemma. Medine’s deep faith and wonderful laugh are two of her great gifts, often served alongside a loaf of home-made bread or the fruit of her garden. Medine is assisted in Formation Ministries’ work by Bethanne Mostad (Program Developer) and Bequi Flores (Childcare Assistant).
Bethanne is a graduate of ATS with a Masters in Counseling. She loves her best friend and husband, Dan, and their 4 children (Micah, Anna, and 2 in Heaven). They are welcomed home every day by their incredibly loving happy, furry baby, Denver, the labradoodle. Bethanne’s heart will always be partially in Millersburg, Pennsylvania where she was raised on a farm in the small town by the Susquehanna River. She loved the big family parties and hospitality her parents modeled to her. Now she loves teaching her children the same thing. She and Dan met as students at New Student Orientation here at ATS years ago. Together, they bought their home and dedicated it to the Lord to extend hospitality and healing. Her bucket list is to go to culinary school. For now, she enjoys teaching her kids culinary skills and a love for cooking. On the weekends, you’ll find Bethanne with her family hiking on Asbury trails, at the library, or leading worship at Nicholasville UMC. She is thrilled to be a part of the team!
Bequi Flores is a recent graduate of Asbury Seminary (M. Div.) and is one of our newest additions to the office. She and her husband, Joey, have put down some roots in Kentucky, but they are natives of the great state of Texas. They have a young daughter, Hannah, who makes life fun! Bequi is also a pastor to a beloved group of Christ-followers who are part of a Hispanic Ministry in Lexington, KY. She has a passion to help people discover what it means to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to walk deeply in their discipleship journey. Prior to seminary, Bequi was a public school teacher for 8 years so she has a special love for children.
As the Childcare Facilitator, Bequi will work to make sure that your little ones are given the best care. Community Formation has had a profound impact in her family’s seminary experience and she wants to pay it forward. Bequi is excited to welcome your children to the Asbury Family!
Community Developer: Garden Coordinator
Natasha Turner originates from Maine and has arrived in Kentucky via many twists and turns. Married to Terry, the Seminary’s web developer, she home-schools their three children. She relishes the beauty in creation and strives to be continually learning from the Master Designer as she studies Permaculture. Her heart will forever be enthralled by other cultures, and she hopes to engage in foreign mission work again in the future.
Spiritual Director & Board Member
Through the ministry of Equipping Lydia, Laura Baber guides individuals and groups through the process of spiritual formation. As a spiritual director, she journeys with others as they explore their understanding of God’s love, healing, and restoration. With much joy, Laura also facilitates the Ministry of Spiritual Direction Training through Community Formation. This collaborative between Asbury Theological Seminary and the Center for Spiritual Formation is an exciting venture preparing future spiritual. Laura is the author of Rhythms of Restoration: A Field Guide of Mini-Retreats for the Hurting and Those Who Help Them (link ti http://store.seedbed.com/products/rhythms-of-restoration).
Click here to learn more about Laura and the work of Equipping Lydia: https://asburyseminary.edu/voices/laura-beach/
JOYcelyn Lewis is an overcomer and native of Lexington, KY. She overcame the obstacles of growing up in a single parent low-income inner city household and pursued the call that God had on her life. She is a dual degree graduate of Asbury seminary (M.A. Spiritual Formation and M.A. Christian Leadership) and she will complete the certification in Formative Spirituality through the Epiphany Academy in October 2018. It brings her unspeakable joy to be able to partner with Community Formation through the ministry of Equipping Lydia. Her sweet spots are creating and leading retreats for those who need spiritual renewal, mentoring those who sense a call to be spiritual formation leaders and preaching. If you want to get Joycelyn excited, give her a problem that needs to be solved related to leadership, congregational or organizational development. She is gifted at asking probing questions that get to the heart of a problem along with wisdom to provide practical solutions. Joycelyn enjoys reading, painting, photography and writing. Her love for her husband Wendell, daughter Dominae, son Darius, grandson Josiah, five goddaughters, extended family and friends motivates her to live her legacy through living out her unique communal call.