Ellen is a faithful Christian woman, wife, and mother. Ellen is also same-sex attracted. While growing up in a Christian home, Ellen and her family had to navigate the nuances of her sexual orientation and difficulties with her gender identity. Ellen is married to the love of her life, Paul, and together, they also have to navigate the unique realities of her sexual orientation and her past as a lesbian.
Ellen has a BA in Interpersonal Communication from East Carolina University and an MA in Counseling from Harding School of Theology. For over 13 years she has walked alongside individuals as they navigate the joys and difficulties of striving for sexual integrity as outlined by the historically Christian perspective of the Biblical sexual ethic.
Ellen serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Strength in Weakness Ministry, a para church organization that strives to bridge the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and God’s church through awareness, education, and support. As a marriage and family therapist and a clinical mental health counselor, Ellen has helped countless individuals and families navigate the tender topics of sexual identity and gender identity.
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