Ashley Larkin is a story collector, easy laugher and deep relater, wife to Michael and mother of three. For three years, Ashley has written at her blog, Draw Near, about the messy glory of everyday moments, including her walk through motherhood, anxiety and depression.
Her words have been featured nationally in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) magazine and across the internet in such places as (in)courage and SheLoves Magazine.
Living the miracle of ongoing redemption, Ashley delights in speaking to groups about their completeness in Christ and encouraging writers to creatively share their stories, motivated and guided by love. Ashley mentors, leads healing ministry and serves at her daughters’ school and in their NE Portland community. She is passionate about justice, nature, living wonder-struck and the power of presence. In 2013 Ashley served as the Agents coordinator for the conference and she currently serves on the advisory board. We are thrilled to welcome her back to her third conference.