Dr. Ward, a third-generation minister, serves as an associate pastor at Abundant Life Church where her husband is the senior pastor. For the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she also serves as the dean of the Boston campus and executive director of the Northeast Region. Her local and national involvement in the training and development of youth leaders spans three decades. She teaches youth ministry, leadership, and urban ministry development courses for the Boston Campus. Dr. Ward comes with extensive experience as an urban pastor, ministry organizer, and youth ministry expert. After an initial study in management at Northeastern University and courses at Harvard Extension School, Dr. Ward pursued an education in ministry, focusing on urban ministries. She received a Master of Arts in youth ministry and a Doctor of Ministry in emerging generations.