Allyson serves as director of youth leadership development for the Baptist Convention of New England. She coordinates corporate ministry experiences for youth from congregations across New England a position she has held since 1999.

Allyson has worked with teenagers, youth leaders and parents of youth for over 35 years. Prior to serving with the BCNE she served on three church staffs and the Greater Boston Baptist Association. Out of college she served as an adolescent counselor in a group home for neglected and abused teens and an in-patient adolescent alcohol and drug treatment center.

Allyson received a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and a M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has written curriculum, magazine articles, and served as a speaker for retreats, camps and seminars. Allyson loves to travel, the Boston Red Sox and is a native of  Nashville, TN.