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Ellen Stines

Strategic Project Coordinator / Solutionary

Ellen graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2012, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She completed her Masters in Global Ministry Design from Moody Bible Institute in 2020. She currently lives in Potchefstroom, South Africa and has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 10 years. In her career she has served as Online Missions Training Coordinator at Focus on the Family and Bible App for Kids Digital Marketing Manager at OneHope. Ellen currently serves as a full-time missionary with Fire & Fragrance South Africa where she runs the day-to-day operations of the finance office and leads a weekly outreach to a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. She desires to see transformation in the lives of individuals, communities, and nations.  



Finance Coordinator / Full-Time Missionary

Fire & Fragrance South Africa - Potchefstroom, South Africa

January 2022 - Present

  • Creates systems, process, and procedures related to organization finances 

  • Reviews and monitors program budgets

  • Manages day to day financial activities

  • Lead weekly outreach to a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center

Bible App for Kids Digital Marketing Manager

OneHope - Pompano Beach, Florida 

December 2019 - August 2021

  • Managed monthly ad budget for international ad campaigns on Google Ads, Facebook, and other platforms

  • Optimized marketing campaigns on a daily basis, while exploring new opportunities for growth and user acquisition

  • Coordinated the acquisition of localized assets for seasonal campaigns  

Advancement & Digital Marketing Group Fellow

OneHope - Pompano Beach, Florida 

August 2018 - December 2019

  • Coordinated the development, collection, organization, and deployment of digital marketing assets. 

  • Communicated digital marketing campaign results through regular reporting.

  • Developed training for, onboarded, and supervised a team of 25 community managers from around the world. 

  • Designed and executed the promotional  launch of a new youth ministry imitative. 

Digital Outreach Training Specialist

Focus on the Family - Colorado Springs, Colorado

June 2017 - August 2018

  • Supported 200 online missionaries and 5 team captains through training and continuing education

    Communicated digital marketing campaign results through regular reporting.

    Communicated the heart and vision of the program through monthly cabinet updates, volunteer newsletters, and impact stories


Digital Outreach Specialist

Focus on the Family - Colorado Springs, Colorado

August 2016 - June 2017

  • Supported 40 volunteers by providing assignments, responses reviews, and coaching

  • Innovated and implemented creative ideas that meet Digital Outreach program’s objectives and needs

  • Helped portray the value and impact of the ministry through monthly newsletters and impact stories 

Senior Family Help Specialist 

Focus on the Family - Colorado Springs, Colorado

October 2014 - August 2016

  • Built relationships by providing world class customer service over the phone to constituents and contacts of Focus on the Family

  • Represent the ministry of Focus on the Family in a warm and professional manner that reflects the ministry’s position within department-approved responses

  • Reached hurting individuals on secular forums who would not have sought out Focus on the family resources on their own 

Event Coordinator

Springs Trampoline Park - Colorado Springs, Colorado

March 2014 - October 2014

  • Coordinated interviews – reviewed applications, screened references, booked meeting space, and prepared interviewer information files

  • Designed promotional material – flyers, mailings, and touch cards

  • Planned, prepared for, and executed setup of Event Center, which included training, supervising, and scheduling event staff 

Volunteer Coordinator

Riders Club - Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

June 2014 - February 2014

  • Scheduled and supported the execution of rides for seniors and those unable to drive due to age or medical conditions

  • Managed client and volunteer profiles in proprietary CRM software

  • Supported the Executive Director and the development of Riders Club through administrative tasks, which included: research, data entry, mailings, creating presentations, and schedule coordination 

Photographer & Chief Storyteller

Endless Stories Media 

2006 - Present


Masters of Arts - Global Ministry Design

Moody Bible Institue - Chicago, Illinois

July 2020

Bachelors of Science - Business Administration

Oral Roberts University - Tulsa, Oklahoma 

May 2012,  GPA 3.73 Magna Cum Laude 

Strengths - Strength Finders 2.0






Project Coordination & Leadership Experience 

Digital Outreach Training Specialist

Maintain staff and volunteer training, in addition to developing training material for new areas of engagement and supporting applications.


Conduct in person and virial training for Digital Outreach staff and volunteers. 

Event Coordinator

Cast vision, supervised, and created training for a team of 12 staff hosting and supporting events. 

Neighborhood Building Assoiciate 

Led volunteer orientation, managed project lists, and communicated with various departments regarding volunteer needs. 

Missions Assistant Team Leader (2011-2012, 2015)

Communicated with team members about weekly meetings.

Coordinated fundraisers and supported each team member through the fundraising process.

Supervised and supported 7 to 9 team members using previous experience to provide encouragement, advice, and direction. 

ORU Missions Rope Facilitator (2011 – 2019)

Train and equip 250 to 375 students for international mission trips through a unique missions training week known as ropes. 

Social Media Experience 

TEDxMileHigh – Point of Departure (2017)

Shared real time event quotes and information via twitter.

Assisted in covering the event via Instagram stories and posts


HopeFest Music Festival (2017)

Heavenfest Music Festival (2016)

Coordinated day of event Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts.

Developed response prototypes for frequently asked questions.

Supervised the event social media team. 


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