This week NNU announced the appointment of Ashley Gage as the University’s new Associate Chaplain. Gage has been serving as the Connections Pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene for the past two years. She has served as a part of the Wesleyan Holiness Women’s Clergy and as a case manager for the Boise Angels, a non-profit organization committed to providing foster families with support.
“Ashley is highly relational and provides a perspective and background that enables her to be available and supportive for a broad range of students,” NNU’s University Chaplain Grant Miller said. “Her awareness of our NNU culture will help her to immediately plug in and be effective in her new role. I am thrilled that Ashley will be joining our Office of Mission and Ministry and know that she will be an amazing minister to our students.”
A graduate of Southern Nazarene University, Gage and her husband have been involved in ministry since he accepted a call to full-time vocational worship ministry after college. Since then, Gage has worked in a variety of roles in the local church, conference administration, non-profit management and Christian higher education and is currently pursuing ordination requirements through NNU. She, her husband, and their four children have lived in Nampa for the past six years, having served previously in Texas, Florida and Kansas.
“I’m continually amazed at how God faithfully moves and works in and through my life,” Gage said. “Joining the Mission and Ministry team as Associate Chaplain is yet another testament of the goodness of God! I’m excited to come alongside this team and the entire campus of NNU as we journey together to shape and form—with the guidance of the Holy Spirit—a community of Christ-followers that reflect the fullness of the image of God through the thoughtful study of God’s word, spiritual disciplines and fellowship.”
The Associate Chaplain serves alongside the University Chaplain as a member of the Office of University Mission & Ministry, which oversees NNU’s institutional commitment to faith integration throughout everything the University does, as well as the University’s connection to local congregations and their pastors.