Rev. Ellen has served as the Senior Minister of First since January 1, 1998. Rev. Ellen was born in Winchester, Ky and calls Lexington, KY where she was raised with her two brothers, home. Rev. Ellen is a fifth generation member of the Christian Church and is very proud of that heritage.
Rev. Ellen received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University; her Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary; and Doctor of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary. Rev. Ellen has served on numerous General and Regional Church Boards, including serving as the Moderator for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois/Wisconsin.
Rev. Ellen is married to her very best friend, Jeff and together they love to travel, spend time with family, and enjoy music.