Ellen was born in Oklahoma City and is married to Phillip, the Executive Pastor. They have two children, Joshua and Meagan. Ellen earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her background includes teaching, school administration, overseas missionary work, and being a stay-at-home mom. She relaxes by cooking up new recipes, reading books, or spending time with the girls. As Children's Pastor, Ellen provides vision and leadership to all children's classes and services for birth through 5th grade. She believes that as the church partners with parents, kids can connect with and be transformed by Jesus, and in turn, transform their world...even while they're still kids!