President, Ellerslie Mission Society
Lead Instructor, Ellerslie Training
Pastor Eric Ludy has been laboring on the front lines of Christian leadership for more than two decades. He serves as the president of Ellerslie Mission Society and the lead instructor for Ellerslie Discipleship Training. Eric is the bestselling author of eighteen books and is a highly respected voice within Christianity on key issues such as prayer, godly masculinity, and Gospel-centered living. Eric’s sermons are heard by thousands of listeners around the world each week, and his short films such as The Gospel and Depraved Indifference have impacted millions. Eric and his wife, Leslie, are well-known for their classic book on relationships, When God Writes Your Love Story. Eric and Leslie have been married twenty-five years and have six children, four of whom were adopted. The Ludys live in Windsor, Colorado.
Visit Eric and ericludy.com and honorablemanhood.com
Director, Set Apart Girl 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. Her core message of complete surrender to Christ in every area of life has inspired today’s Christian women to exchange mediocrity for a thriving spiritual life that impacts others for God’s glory. Leslie is the host of the popular Set Apart Girl Podcast and founder of the Set Apart Girl Magazine, which inspire women of all ages toward Christ-centered femininity. Her annual Set Apart Conference reaches several thousand women each year around the world. Leslie’s bestselling books for women include Authentic Beauty, Set-Apart Femininity, and The Set-Apart Woman.
Visit Leslie at www.setapartgirl.com.
Program Director and Instructor
Nathan received his Masters of Divinity in 2008 and has been in full-time Christian ministry for over fifteen 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 over the past decade. He has taught college-level classes on various books of the Bible, biblical concepts and themes, and how to study the Bible. Nathan has a love for missions and has also mentored many young men in the areas of godly masculinity, purity, biblical Truth, victory and freedom over sin, and daily Christian living.
Visit Nathan at deeperchristian.com
Director of Women’s Ministry and Instructor
Sandi has served in a wide variety of ministry 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 as the Director of Women’s Ministry, providing spiritual leadership to female students, teaching the Gospel, and serving Eric Ludy as his executive assistant. Sandi has been happily married to her husband, Dan, for 44 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!
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 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.
Program Director and Instructor
Philip has been part of the team since 2011. He is deeply passionate about prayer, discipleship, and evangelism. As the director of Ellerslie’s Weeklong Intensive Training and 5-Week Discipleship Training, he has spent considerable time discipling young men and pointing them toward Jesus Christ. Philip is married to his lovely wife, Emily, and they live in Windsor with their daughter, Sabina. 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!”
Ever since the Lord apprehended Elijah as a teenager, he has committed himself to working in and training for ministry. Right out of high school, he attended a Bible school in Pennsylvania and after several years of hands-on ministry, attended Moody Bible Institute where he majored in biblical studies and elementary education. Elijah is passionate about the glory and nature of God, and works to see the Church of Jesus Christ established in the Word of God. He delights in teaching and preaching God’s Word to this end. Elijah is happily married to his wife, Lauren, and they have two children. He considers his family his greatest ministry.
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.
After attending Ellerslie Classic and Advanced Training several years ago Sarah stayed on to join our staff, bringing excellence and servant-hearted joy to a variety of roles such as hospitality, special events, student activities, administrative help, assisting in women’s ministry, and mentoring. In addition to passionately investing in discipling young women at Ellerslie, she is a regular writer and editor for Set Apart Girl Magazine.
Annie has been in ministry alongside Eric and Leslie Ludy since 2005, and currently serves as Creative Director for both Ellerslie and Set Apart Girl. She is the designer of Set Apart Girl 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 story teller, 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.