Ellen has been in School Ministries since 2007 and works in the district office on Monday and Tuesday. She is responsible for Commissioned Minister rostering and Call documents, Hearts for Jesus, the School Ministries database, and other assignments as needed.
Ellen earned her B.S. in Math from the University of Illinois. After working in the business world for several years and raising two sons, she received a California Teaching Credential and completed the colloquy program. She taught 3rd and 4th grade for 13 years and continues to teach classroom music classes two days a week. She completed her M.A. at Concordia, Irvine in 2010.
Ellen is married to Bob. They have two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.
One of her favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."