meet our staff
President, Ellerslie Mission Society
Lead Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Director, Set Apart Ministries
Adjunct Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Leslie Ludy is a bestselling author and speaker with a passion for helping women become set apart for Christ. Leslie has spoken to hundreds of thousands of women over the past twenty-five years, inspiring her listeners to pursue passionate devotion to Christ in every area of life. Leslie’s weekly Set Apart Podcast is heard by thousands around the world. She is the founder and director of Set Apart Ministries and Set Apart Magazine. Leslie and her husband Eric had authored twenty-eight books. Her books for women include Authentic Beauty, Set Apart Femininity, Set Apart Motherhood and The Set Apart Woman. Leslie and Eric live in Windsor, Colorado with their six children.
Program Director and Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Nathan received his Masters of Divinity in 2008 and has been in full-time Christian ministry for nearly twenty years. He has spent time “in the trenches” of inner city work, ministering to the homeless, the elderly, and underprivileged children. Nathan has a passion for biblical training and discipleship, and has been a guest speaker at many churches, youth retreats, and Christian conferences around the country. He loves to help Christians discover and experience a passionate love for God and His Word so that they can grow in their faith, live victorious lives, share the Gospel boldly, deepen their intimacy with Jesus, and transform the world through the indwelling life of Christ. Besides teaching at Ellerslie, Nathan shares Christ-centered teaching and resources on his website deeperChristian.com
Dean of Women, Ellerslie Training
Dawn is a wife, mother, and grandmother who has spent nearly thirty years in women’s ministry. She is passionate about seeing women’s lives changed by God’s truth. In her own words, “I love watching God transform women from self-centered obsessions to God-honoring passions, from doubting the promises of God to grabbing them with both hands and letting them steer their lives, from bondage to sin to freedom in Christ, from timidly and inconsistently approaching God’s throne to boldly and consistently coming before their Heavenly Father in believing prayer, from reading their Bibles out of duty to not being able to get enough of the Word, and from thinking very little of Jesus to being madly in love with Him.” Dawn and her husband, Terry, have been married for 32 years. In addition to women’s discipleship, Dawn loves studying and teaching the Bible, making a house a home, spending time with family, playing with her grandchildren, and taking long walks outdoors.
Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Philip has been part of the team since 2011. He is deeply passionate about prayer, discipleship, and evangelism. At Ellerslie he has served as the director of Ellerslie’s Weeklong Intensive Training and 5-Week Discipleship Training, and has spent considerable time discipling young men and pointing them toward Jesus Christ. Philip currently serves as one of Ellerslie’s teaching staff and plays a key leadership role within the Ellerslie staff. He is married to his lovely wife, Emily, and they live in Windsor with their daughters, Sabina and Lydia. Philip desires by the grace of God to live a faithful life as a husband, father, and preacher of the Gospel. Whether on the Ellerslie Campus, at home, or overseas, his passion is that his life may proclaim one thing, “Worthy is the Lamb to receive the reward of His suffering!”
Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Dan has taught and discipled Christians for over forty years. His widely diversified background in both ministry and military roles make him uniquely qualified to train and equip this generation of up-and-coming leaders and missionaries for effective front-lines service. He has served in a wide variety of ministry positions, including youth pastor, church planter and Bible teacher, and speaker at churches and missions events. He has served with the Navigators, The Truth Project, and completed Prison Fellowship’s Centurion Program. Dan has also been a flight instructor, aviation mechanic, corporate pilot, air traffic controller, and classical guitar instructor during his varied career. He and his most excellent wife have been married longer than all the rest of the staff combined.
Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Sandi has served in a wide variety of ministries for over forty years — leading women’s Bible studies, counseling in a crisis pregnancy center, as well as in many other discipleship positions. She also spent several years working as a registered nurse and serving in hospital ministry as a counselor. Since Ellerslie began, Sandi has served in many roles including Director of Women’s Ministries, providing spiritual leadership to female students, teaching classes on the Gospel, being the campus nurse, and serving Eric Ludy as his executive assistant. Sandi has been happily married to her husband, Dan, for nearly fifty years. They have 6 children (one an adopted daughter from Haiti) and 23 grandchildren. Around Ellerslie, she’s affectionately known as “Mama Sandi” and her chocolate chip cookies are legendary!
Administrative Support, Ellerslie
Grace has faithfully served in many different capacities at Ellerslie over the past ten years, including roles in administration, student life, campus management, and hospitality. She has spent time on the mission field in Africa and has a passion for vulnerable children. She is known around our campus for maintaining a sense of humor and a heavenly perspective, even in the midst of difficulty. Currently, Grace serves as the Ellerslie Registrar, helping our incoming students feel comfortable, informed, welcomed, and taken care of! When she’s not busy helping students prepare for their season of training at Ellerslie, Grace loves cultivating her passion for creating beauty and inspiration through painting and writing.
Annie has been in ministry alongside Eric and Leslie Ludy since 2005, and currently serves as Creative Director for both Ellerslie and Set Apart Ministries. She is the designer of Set Apart Magazine and a regular contributor through her With Love column. Annie has a deep passion for orphan care and adoption and lived in Haiti for over two-and-a-half years caring for vulnerable children. A warm and engaging storyteller, Annie delights in sharing of God’s faithfulness and the enabling grace of Jesus through her personal testimonies, with a desire to see others encouraged to trust in the Lord with all their heart.