Our Mission & Core Values

Harmony Ministries desires to see lives transformed by the Gospel, creating disciples living in a passionate relationship with Christ, living together in radical community, and living out this vibrant faith in our local communities while supporting those around the world through missions.
Our core values are three-fold, upward, inward, outward. It can be summed up as loving God through:
a lifestyle of worship, learning and applying Biblical Scripture, Christ-like transformation, loving God’s people through healthy relationships, and loving all people through word and action

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. It is our desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our pastoral staff and elder’s passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry and grow through discipleship.

The Rev. Dr. Dennis and Kelly Ashley, Senior Pastor
Kelly Ashley, M.P.A., P.H.R., is the Director of Training and Performance for Volunteers of America of Greater New York, with over 1200 employees. Her husband, Dennis, B.A., M.Div. D.Min, is Pastor of Marriage and Family at Harmony Ministries and Bible Teacher at Harmony Christian School. He is also the founder of and Senior Counselor at Reconciler Ministries. Together, Kelly and Dennis have raised three sons and are currently enjoying playing with their four (so far) grandsons. While both Kelly and Dennis enjoy their individual roles in ministry very much, they have found that sharing in ministry together is even more satisfying.




Pastor Tim Strait and Ashlee Strait, Assistant Pastor/Student Ministries

Pastor Tim’s main responsibility is teaching and discipling students 6th-12th grade as well as working with college students. After coming to know Christ at a young age, Tim has been actively involved with youth since graduating high school. Tim met his wife Ashlee in 2005 and they were married in 2008. Pastor Tim has ministered in the greater Philadelphia area, Wilton Alabama, and has been ministering in the Hudson Valley region since 2004. Together Tim and Ashlee have three daughters: Taryn, Avery, Evangeline. Tim and Ashlee continue to serve in ministry together here at Harmony with multiple ministry teams.



Katherine Monit and Family, Director of Children’s Ministries

Katherine Monit is serving as the Director of Children’s Ministry overseeing the conduct of weekly programs as well as special events related to the children’s ministry. Katherine is committed to work alongside the Harmony leadership team while taking a focused approach to bringing God’s Word to life in the hearts of your children. She believes that it is our calling as a church to equip children as well as parents with the necessary resources and support to nurture their hearts and minds. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” 

Katherine started her relationship with Jesus Christ at 7 years old. She has been working with children for more than 19 years. Katherine was first hired through Harmony Christian School as their twos and three’s teacher for the 2020 school year and continues to remain in that position. Katherine and her husband, Samuel, are a military family and have three children: Elijah, Michael and Adella.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or introduce yourself in passing if you would like more information regarding the children’s ministry or would like to join the team. I look forward to meeting you! May the Lord Bless you in all that you do!

What we believe:



Doctrinal Statement

Beginning a Relationship with Christ and Baptism Doc