Lowell Berry Center for Urban Ministry

Serving Christian Leaders in Oakland & East Bay

The Lowell Berry Center for Urban Ministry exists to serve Christian leaders in Oakland and the East Bay.

God has raised up an amazing and diverse network of churches and ministries to serve East Bay communities and make visible the hope of Jesus. They extend the Kingdom of God with every worship service, tutoring session, meal prepared, and relationship formed.

We believe we can contribute to impacting God’s Kingdom by partnering with leaders of these missions and churches to help them flourish and thrive.

Our commitment is to cultivate sustainable partnerships with leaders that will foster their spiritual, emotional, and relational health while equipping them with resources for leading, serving, discipling, and empowering their communities.


Formation Groups funded by the Lowell Berry Center

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Ashly Nation provides local direction for the work of the center. Ashly is an Oakland native who is passionate about empowering people in her hometown to use their God-given gifts to become agents of change in their communities. She completed her MA in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2021. As a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God Fellowship, Ashly has many years of experience in church leadership, specializing in leadership development and spiritual formation. 

Please contact Ashly at [email protected] to learn more about upcoming opportunities for leaders in the Bay Area.