Pastor

Emily Ellis

Children's Pastor

Contact me

EMILY’S MINISTRY AREAS INCLUDE

Kids Church (1-12 years)
ROCK
Girls Brigade
KidsPlay
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More Info

E emily.ellis@riverlifechurch.org.au
P 07 3378 3595

“I believe the Church is God’s vessel on earth, and with its eyes firmly fixed on Jesus, I think it can truly be the light of the world.”

After high school I had a pretty short-lived career as a nurse, before moving into disability support while I did a ministry internship and studied at Bible college. At that point, I never dreamed that I would work in vocational ministry, but that’s exactly what God had planned as I soon found out. Then in 2018, after sensing a strong sense of God’s call, I moved from Wodonga in Victoria, where I was a Next Gen Pastor, to become the Children’s Pastor at Riverlife.

I’m passionate about the Church and believe it is God’s vessel on earth, and with its eyes firmly fixed on Jesus, I think it can truly be the light of the world. I love seeing people transformed through encountering God’s grace and turned into passionate Jesus followers! My heart is to see the Church truly value, invest in and empower its next generation – hence, kids ministry! They are a vital part of the Church today, and they’ll be the leaders of the Church tomorrow… all in a society that’s progressively less and less Christian. So, let’s prepare them well.  It is such a blessing to work with and develop teams of passionate, committed leaders who are operating in their giftings, and working together to build awesome ministries.

When I’m not busy with ministry, I’m usually either studying (I’m completing a Masters in Christian Leadership while taking part in the Arrow Leadership program), hanging with my super cute Bulldog, Bear, or hopefully watching a movie or (poorly) singing along to a musical somewhere!