Seth and Ashley (Maye) Flores '11
Young Alumni of the Year, Class of '11
Seth ’11 and Ashley (Maye) ’11 Flores attended Bryan College together. Seth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Ashley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During those Bryan years, they fell in love while serving on the RA Team together and being involved with a handful of ministries on and off-campus: Break for Change, ACTS Project, PCI, and First Baptist Dayton’s Youth Group. It is Seth and Ashley’s passion to glorify “Christ Above All” through their marriage, parenting, work, and church. They are forever indebted to Bryan College for the biblical and worldview training, gospel community experiences, and spiritual discipleship they received there.
In 2012, they were married and moved to Dallas, TX. Seth attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he received The Presidential Scholarship, graduating in 2014 with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership. In 2022, Seth will celebrate 10 years with Chick-fil-A. He resonates with their corporate purpose: “to glorify God by being faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to us and to make a positive impact on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” Seth opened his own store in Columbus, OH, as an Owner-Operator in 2018. All the while, Ashley has been lovingly and sacrificially supporting him. Along the way, they’ve welcomed three beautiful daughters into their lives: Rebekah Joy, Abigail Faith, and Hannah Hope. Ashley has begun homeschooling Rebekah and Abigail this fall. In addition, Seth and Ashley are members of Veritas: Tri-Cities Church in Columbus, OH. They love doing life with their community group. At church, Ashley volunteers with the kids, and Seth serves by teaching the Jr. High students. In 2019, Seth was honored to sit on the scholarship board of “She Has A Name” (SHAN), awarding women financial scholarships who had been rescued from human trafficking in Columbus so they can pursue higher education.
Since their time at Bryan, Seth and Ashley have personally experienced the faithfulness of God through infertility, embryo adoption, and Seth’s journey through cancer in 2014. Through all of these seasons, they have desired to give all of the glory to God for his lovingkindness and mercy. Psalm 115:1 accurately outlines the Flores family’s heart as they seek to live out their calling in Columbus, “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your Name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.” They covet your prayers as they press on to know the Lord and make Him known, sharing the gospel with their children, employees, and others in their community.