Michelle Ellis

Database Director

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QUICK INTRO:

I was born in Evansville, Indiana and lived there until my family moved to DuQuoin, Illinois in 1980. I went on to graduate from DuQuoin High School in 1990 and later received a business degree from Southeastern Illinois College.

NICKNAME:

DreamKrusher

MINISTRY ROLE:

Database Director

FAMILY:

Husband, Matt. Children, Zachary and Cassidy. Family Pet, Daisy.

DREAM VACATION:

Any place where I don’t have to do anything…no cooking, no cleaning. I would love to visit the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

REGULAR ORDER AT STARBUCKS:

Salted Caramel

FAVORITE MOVIE:

Sixteen Candles (or any John Hughes movie). Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. Grease is one of my all time favorites! I love musicals!

FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS:

John Travolta. Emma Stone.

LIFE MOTTO:

It is what it is.

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:

THINGS THAT FASCINATE ME:

Medical and forensic cases. People who are crafty and can make something beautiful out of anything. My children and their talents.

PREVIOUS JOBS:

I worked from home for 15 years as a medical transcriptionist for Northwestern University in Chicago.

ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

I became a widow at the age of 34. In college, I won a state competition for transcription and then had the privilege of traveling to Anaheim, California for the national competition. My transcription machine stopped working in the middle of the competition and I still received 3rd place!

FAVORITE TV SHOW:

The Middle. Friends.

WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU GET SAVED:

I was 8 years old and still living in Evansville. I remember telling my dad and then our pastor from First Baptist came over to pray with me and I was baptized soon thereafter.

WHAT SPORTS ARE YOU NOT GOOD AT:

I like to think I’m good at everything…at least in my head I am awesome! I would think, if I were to ever attempt it I would most likely be a terrible football player.

FAVORITE SINGER OR BAND:

Sidewalk Prophets. Crowder. Elevation Worship. Justin Timberlake. Taylor Swift. Pink.

PET PEEVES:

Poor grammar! People that are super happy in the morning and feel like everyone else should be happy too. It’s just not going to happen…I’ve tried.

LIFE-CHANGING MOMENT:

Raising children. (Not really a moment but definitely a life changer!) When my first husband was injured and I was forced to then find my voice and become head of the household.

HIDDEN TALENT:

I am super awesome at coloring!

FEARS:

Drowning. Falling from a great height.

FAVORITE BOOK(S):

The Help

PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME:

My dad. He set such a wonderful example of what a great husband, father, and grandfather should be. My husband: He works tirelessly and everything he does is the best it can be.

IN MY SPARE TIME:

I spend time either running my daughter to and from dance practice or hanging out with my family at home. From April through October I spend most weekends watching my husband and his drag racing group at various race tracks in the Southern states.

LEAST FAVORITE FOOD:

Beans of any kind (think lima, chili, navy, etc.)

WHAT/WHO MAKES YOU LAUGH?

My daughter cracks me up. Teenagers. Sarcasm.

THE MOST EXOTIC PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN:

Mexico

THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:

Gone rappeling.

LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO:

Sweat