#19 Learning Matters with Rev James Ellis III
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On this episode of Learning Matter, Reverend James Ellis III, University Chaplain discusses intersections of wisdom, resilience and calm during COVID crisis.

The Rev. James Ellis III began at Trinity Western University in September 2019 as University Chaplain and Director of Student Ministries. His work involves co-laboring with and leading a team of fellow chaplains, interns, and student leaders who minister to students. With many years of experience in churches and higher education, he has served in largely Anglo, African American, and multiracial settings representing diversity across issues of socio-economics, culture, and theology. A U.S. citizen, though born in Japan, he has resided in Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Michigan.

Ordained in the Baptist tradition, Rev. Ellis was a 2013 Guthrie Scholar at Columbia Theological Seminary and 2012-13 Lewis Fellow at Wesley Theological Seminary, a post-graduate, post-ordination leadership development program for clergy under 35. He holds the Master of Sacred Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Master of Theological Studies from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, and Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from the University of Maryland.

In life beyond TWU, Rev. Ellis likes working out at the gym often and dabbling in photography. He heartily practices living as a contented introvert and spending lots of time with his wife. If you were wondering, he is not a fan of raspberries, blackberries, wasabi, and camping.


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