About Mrs. Ellis

K.A. Ellis is Director of the Center for the Study of the Bible & Ethnicity (CSBE) in Atlanta. She also serves as the Robert Cannada Fellow for World Christianity at RTS. Mrs. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) from Yale University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Virtue Ethics at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in Oxford, England. She is passionate about theology, human rights, and global religious freedom. Since 2006, she has worked together with the Swiss-based charity, International Christian Response, and has traveled internationally advocating for global religious freedom.

Because of her background in the arts, Mrs. Ellis has been seen in classrooms and at conferences, on television, on film and onstage. She has headlined at the Kennedy Center and the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St Louis. For eight years, she hosted a morning radio program in the Pacific Northwest on PRAISE 1065FM.


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