Meet Our New Development and Operations Manager, Jerry Ellis!

"Joining the LT community has been such an honor, and it is a privilege to work for and belong to such a loving and supportive community. I am looking forward to working with fellows and assisting them with program issues, discerning for seminary, and financial planning. As the Development and Operations Manager, I take my duties very seriously and care deeply for the development and spiritual success of every fellow I come in contact with. Life Together has a great reputation, and I am happy to be part of the team and community." 

Jerry Ellis is a leader in labor economics and poverty and an award winning teacher and researcher from the University of Minnesota, where he obtained his PhD in labor economics and organizational psychology. Jerry has several other degrees; he has an MBA in economics and strategy from John Carroll University Magna Cum Laude honors and a BS degree in finance and psychology from the University of Colorado Summa Cum Laude. Jerry is a Board member of the Boston Poverty Consortium and The PhD Project and has published articles in several economic academic journals. He has spent 25 years of his professional career working and consulting for the top healthcare, financial, and academic organizations in the country. Jerry is currently a Deans Fellow working on his M.Div. degree and a member of the choir at Boston University School of Theology. After completing the M.Div. degree, he is planning to attend a leading research institution for his doctoral studies in theology and ethics. Jerry is also on the ordination track for the Episcopal Church at Boston University.

His current research projects are focused on the theological, moral, and ethical implications on Poverty in the United States. Jerry is an avid chess player and loves classical and choral music and nature walks. In addition, Jerry’s current projects, involves the coordination and development of gathering the worlds’ leading scholars on Poverty, Racism, and Economics to share their thoughts at Boston University this coming fall term 2017. 

"It is always humbling and fulfilling to work with young adults as they grow and mature into leaders in the community, ministry, or other forms of non-profit work. It is such a reward to see someone reach a personal or spiritual goal. I am happy to assist any of the fellows with their academic, spiritual, and practical challenges of day to day life. Life Together has provided me with both spiritual and community gifts, and I get to share my gifts with others. I have been blessed, and I am humbled by this opportunity." 

We're excited for Jerry to be part of our team at Life Together! Welcome Jerry!