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Meet the Girls

Mentor Mama


Ellen is sweet, compassionate, and gentle-hearted. She grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn't until later in life that she came to know Christ intimately and personally. Since following Jesus, she has made it her goal and passion to be the hands and feet of Jesus to her family and community.

Along with being a wife and mother, Ellen is also an active church member. She has been involved in the Village Church of Gurnee's M.O.M.S. ministry for over 20 years. In this ministry, she serves mothers by teaching scriptural truths, fostering friendships, and enriching families.

Mentor Mama is a key player in the Coffee and Bible Time team. Her master's degree in marketing and years in corporate America help CBT flourish. She hosts the Coffee and Bible Time Podcast and mentors many women around the world through Coffee and Bible Time. She is energized in the morning through God's Word and daily CrossFit workouts at the gym.

Fun Facts

What do you do on your day off?

On my days off I try to relax by doing anything creative like sewing, mixed media art, or scrapbooking. I love washi tape, rubber stamps, stencils, and paints! In the summer, I enjoy gardening and playing tennis. I also find delight in cooking and baking for my family and friends.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Psalm 23
I memorized it as a child and refer to it often.

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Who were the biggest influences in your life?

I was influenced greatly by my dad. He always encouraged me with truth from the Bible and reminded me to put everything into God's hands. He also lived a life of servanthood, faithfully serving in his church and helping the homeless.

Another person that influenced me was my middle school sewing teacher. She truly was the hands and feet of Jesus as she gently allowed me to make creative and challenging projects, be a team leader, and grow in my in sewing skills.

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