Rachel is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President & Executive Dean of Ashland Theological Seminary. She uses her leadership gift to coordinate a monthly newsletter for the seminary community, has been instrumental in bringing together the support staff to better serve the institution and most recently has utilized her bookkeeping skills to maintain the seminary budgets. She joined the ATS community in November of 2018.
Rachel was born in Pennsylvania but spent almost all of her childhood in Central Ohio. She was raised in the Wesleyan church and served in ministry with Dean, her husband, for twenty-two plus years. Besides her parent’s spiritual influence, she was impacted by her maternal grandparents as well as many individuals in the local church.
Rachel earned an associate’s degree from The Ohio State University in addition to taking several accounting classes from Indiana Wesleyan University. She enjoys cruising and vacationing with Dean, who is an alumnus of ATS. The Pierce’s love spending time with their three adult children but especially with their amazing grandbabies. On the weekend you will find Rachel playing games, crocheting or reading.
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