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Ellen has a unique quality in her teaching and speaking styles where she isn't afraid to confront harsh realities or difficult issues. And yet, Ellen will always bring a message of hope grounded in Jesus Christ. Ellen writes and teaches Bible studies at her local church. She never dreamed she'd be a Bible teacher, speaker, or author, let alone all three. Ellen first began teaching the Word of God after being mentored by Beth, a woman who had a zest and zeal for Jesus and the Bible. Yearning for those same qualities, she sat in awe listening to Beth teach, and discovered the same devotion to Christ burned within her.
To Ellen, a life of integrity is a high priority. Being the same person, no matter the setting, is how she desires to live. Ellen passionately pursues a full, vibrant, joy-filled life centered on Jesus.
Ellen believes her ministry is not hers; there is only one ministry, and it belongs to Jesus Christ. Her words are only a small part of His message. Ellen follows Jesus with her whole heart, even through trials and trouble, struggles and strife, hassles and heartache. Ellen desires all women would know tough issues do not have to bring chaos. Ellen understands she is not the one who can fix brokenness, but she definitely knows Who's able. Ellen strives to shed perspective on all of life's paths, especially the difficult and unwelcome ones. Ellen says, "All too often, we allow our circumstances to dictate our life's course and our responses to the challenges we encounter." Ellen is driven and passionate to help others focus on Jesus rather than be stuck in their struggles.
Ellen is a capable and gifted speaker, yet there’s more if you desire an added measure of excellence through music. Jenny Johnson is a talented and qualified musician; playing keyboard and guitar, as well as a gifted vocalist. She is competent to lead your group in worship through singing, and incorporates special music to Ellen’s messages. Jenny brings a quality to Ellen’s speaking ministry causing it to stand out. Ellen and Jenny have a distinctive bond of speaking and music delivered in a passionate, unique, and engaging manner, culminating in a dynamic balance of depth and ease, excitement and stillness. Ellen and Jenny have partnered in ministry for 15 years. This duo is used by God to creatively and intentionally point people to the heart of Jesus through word and music. Once you choose a theme for your event, Ellen will craft the subject further taking extra time to make it applicable to your venue. She will also collaborate with Jenny to choose a variety of contemporary songs and hymns to provide an intentional flow. With Ellen and Jenny you are certain to be challenged to go deeper in your relationship and Jesus.
Jenny and Brian have been married 33 years, they have 2 adult children. After serving as a part-time youth director, God called Brian to full time pastoral ministry. In 2012 they sold their house, quit their jobs, moved away from the community they lived in for over 20 years and began a new adventure serving Jesus. Jenny has worked as a graphic designer for over 25 years. They live in Michigan.