After God redirected Eric from Engineering and Music, he and Annette moved to St. Louis for his training at Covenant Seminary.  Now many years, 3 churches, and 4 children later the Ashley’s have many sweet stories from fruitful time following the Lord in pastoral ministry.

And now this exciting new chapter in their story - church planting along the Charlotte Corridor!  They love living in Sylvan Park and are excited about the work of renewal they see God doing in this area and their part to play!



jon young, pastor

Both Jon and Laura had their lives disrupted by Jesus when they were in college.  After graduating, they worked in college ministry for several years before going to Covenant Theological Seminary for further training in both theology and counseling.  They have been married for nearly a decade and have three wonderful young children who keep them laughing. They love living in the Nations and are grateful to be a part of what God is doing in and through Parks Church.

catherine hardin, ministry assistant

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Originally from Dallas, Texas, Catherine moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. While at Belmont, Catherine met her future husband, Shea.  Shea & Catherine were married in 2006 and are now the proud parents of two awesome kids, Briggs & Farrah. Catherine has held various employment positions ranging from administrative/operations assistant, workforce & volunteer coordinator, business development and recruiter. Catherine is excited and honored to be part of Parks Church and cannot wait to see what God will do in and through this congregation!