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Meet Ashley Fehrle

Meet Ashley Fehrle

I grew up in a Christian home. My home away from home and safe space was always my church, and I was there whenever the doors opened. I met my husband James in a Young Adult singles group while we were both leading separate Small Groups, and the church has always been the foundation of our family (even before my dad Rick Wilcox became a pastor!).

Raising our children in the church and discipling them in their faith is our top priority. James and I (each products of Conroe ISD) were nervous and anxious when it was time to send our oldest off to elementary school, but the public schools in our area are strong, and we believe it is our responsibility to be salt and light in the world around us. As a mom, I knew I had to push out of my comfort zone and get engaged as a school parent.

As a licensed Social Worker and children’s advocate in the Montgomery County court system, I knew much about the vocational aspects of public education, but clarity came when I served in school leadership as PTO President. My ongoing engagement with parents, teachers, CISD leadership and state officials has affirmed the Lord’s calling on my life to serve the children of our district.

I confess that when I first sensed God’s leadership to run as a Trustee on the CISD board, I was terrified. The fear of public rejection and my own insecurities held me back. As I prayed for the courage to do God’s will, the Lord answered by opening one door after another. I placed the election in God’s hands and prayed that no matter the outcome, that He would be glorified and that others would see Christ through me in how I treated and interacted with those around me. I lost the election two years ago, but I dried my tears and have decided to try again. The timing belongs to God.

Like anyone else, I want to win the race in November. My greater prayer, however, is that I am faithful to obey Hebrews 12:1-2 to “run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” That race is for the kingdom, and it’s my joy to serve my King.

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