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Hi I'm Ellen

I grew up in Ohio. I fight for educational equity among all children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom to my fourth month old daughter. I worked for a few years with an education non-profit, teaching for two years in an inner-city school district and then with at the non-profit's regional office with their development team. Staying at home was a tough decision for me, but I am so grateful that I am doing it and even more grateful that my husband and I can financially afford for me to concentrate on being a mother full-time. I love to read, cook, and attend sporting events (especially volleyball games and wrestling meets!).

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be born into the church - both of my parents are active members. I love the gospel, and really love the attention that the church gives to families, the atonement, and serving others. I know this church is true, through praying, studying the scriptures, attending church, and heeding the promptings of the Spirit. I love attending church each Sunday and listening to the messages the teachers and speakers give. I also love fellowshipping with other members of the congregation - it is so amazing to have a network of people that share my beliefs and are a great source of inspiration and an example to me in what Christ-like living truly is.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the things that the Lord asks of me, through what I read in the scriptures and through what prophets and local leaders counsel me to do through meetings. I try my best to do my visiting teaching every month, where I visit assigned women in the ward monthly to share a spiritual message with them and make sure they're taken care of. I also make a great effort to try to magnify my calling in the church, which has to do with planning and putting on events for the women in my congregation. I try to teach my daughter the things I would like to see her doing as she grows older, like praying daily, attending church meetings, and reading her scriptures.