Pastors and Staff

Keith Tyson

Keith Tyson and his wife, Kathy, returned to Ashland in 2005 after serving three Brethren in Christ congregations in their native Southeastern Pennsylvania. Having been part of ABC while at Ashland Seminary early in their ministry, it was very easy for them to "come home" to Ashland. Keith and Kathy have two adult daughters, Sheila, married to Andrew Beach, and Emily, married to Evan Zimmerman. They are also doting grandparents to Fiona Zimmerman.

Lori Lower
Pastoral Intern 

After almost thirty years at Ashland Theological Seminary, many of them as registrar, Lori followed a persistent sense of calling to explore vocational ministry. In obedience to that call, she embarked on a one year internship at ABC in pastoral ministry which began March of 2017. Lori and her husband, Gary, are life-long Ashlanders, and they have two adult children, Garrett and Morgan.

Andrew Beach
Youth Director 

Andrew answered a call to serve as Youth Director at ABC in September of 2013. He has a real heart for youth ministry having served as a volunteer at his home church, New Vision Brethren in Christ in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and as an employee for over ten years with Group Mission Trips. Andrew lives in Ashland with his wife Sheila.

Heather Shifley
Administrative Assistant

Heather Shifley joined our staff in April 2017 as our Administrative Assistant.  Prior to joining our staff, Heather and her husband, Jay, served together in New Delhi, INDIA for 10 years.  They have two college-age children, Nathanael and Abby.