Meet our Team
Rev. Nicole Sims
Director of Community Formation
Nicole Sims joins the leadership of the Community Formation Team with a diverse cross-cultural and ministry background having served as a missionary in Germany, the United Kingdom, Ghana, and the Philippines, as well as, pastoring in the United States.
Nicole grew up on a farm in Iowa and is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, where she met and married her remarkable husband, Kirk. Nicole and Kirk have two sons, Aidan and Eli. She particularly enjoys the Wilmore sunsets, a good belly laugh, and anything with chocolate. Nicole is glad to be serving the Asbury Theological Seminary team as we together, fix our eyes on Jesus!
Rev. Peg Hutchins
Spiritual Care Coordinator
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 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!
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. And they are expecting their first little one in October! She enjoys crafting in many different mediums, reading, and baking (the kitchen is her second home!) She loves serving the community in the capacity of Administrative Assistant in Community Formation.
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.
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 Abi Sipe (Childcare Facilitator).
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!
Abi is a student at ATS, pursuing her MA in Mental Health Counseling. She grew up in Millersburg, Pennsylvania surrounded by farms and delightful fresh air! She married Lydon in 2015 and they immediately moved to Wilmore to begin their lives together. Abi and Lydon enjoy hiking, reading, hosting people in their home, and seeking out opportunities to love people where they are.
Abi and Lydon both come from large families, and have a deep love for children. Abi would like to someday open up a mental health practice back in Millersburg, and has a desire to provide animal-assisted therapies to children. As the Childcare Facilitator, Abi is dedicated to making sure your children are given the best care during your family’s time at Seminary.