Rev. Ellis Arnold
Associate Conference Minister of the Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota United Church of Christ Tri-Conference
Guest Preaching at 11:59am Worship
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Reverend Ellis Arnold is a renewing church pastor, curriculum writer, community organizer, and all-around church nerd. After working as a chaplain in Atlanta, GA, Ellis was puzzled to be enthusiastically saying yes to joining in ministry with a congregation in Decorah, IA. There, Ellis and the church found their gifts for creativity, radical hospitality, and innovation; their grounding in worship, love, and service; and their delight in developing new avenues for spiritual formation. Now serving as one of the Associate Conference Ministers for the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the UCC, Ellis’s energy gets channeled into collaboration with congregations and people of faith who are striving to transform not just the three feet around them, but also their communities and the world into a more just, generous, liberated place.
Ellis is the writer behind the facilitator guide augmenting the UCC’s White Privilege, Let’s Talk curriculum as well the developer of Exploring UCC History, Polity, and Theology, a congregational curriculum sponsored by the UCC’s MESA team. Outside the church, Ellis enjoys spending time in their stained glass studio or out biking through the rolling hills of the Driftless Region.
Rev. Arnold’s pronouns are they/them/theirs.