Ashleigh Bailey grew up in southeastern Ohio and the North Carolina piedmont, attending churches from a wide variety of denominations as a child and adolescent, exposing her to various Christian views on gender roles. She is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, holding an M.A. in Theology and M.A. in Family Studies. Ashleigh originally found CBE through an Internet search at age sixteen, and her concern for gender equality in the church sparked her initial explorations of biblical studies, theology, and other social justice issues. She currently lives in Durham, NC with her husband Jeremiah, a Duke Th.M. student, and her son Ambrose, who was born in June 2012. They are happy to be a part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship network of churches, which affirms women in ministry.