Ellie RoscherAuthor of How Coffee Saved My Life, Ellie Roscher is also a contributor to several blogs, magazines and compilation books. As seen on the TEDxSLC stage, Roscher’s latest book project is about how Kibera Girls Soccer Academy is educating girls in extreme poverty.

Ellie is the director of youth and story development at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, teaches creative writing at the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, and previously taught theology at Cretin-Derham Hall High School.

Ellie’s work as an educator, writer and speaker has brought her to places like Kenya, El Salvador and Uruguay, but she currently lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and sons. She has a MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. Follow her at @ellieroscher.

  • Danny Sabourin

    Abby just told me about this and I had to check it out.

    • Ellie Roscher

      Danny! I hope you are well!

  • Justin

    Big hug. Feliz Natal. 🙂

  • Brigid Galvin

    I’ve lost your email, so this was the only way i could think of to contact you.

    1.) I miss you
    2.) everything you write makes me cry, either because i’m sad that you’re sad, or because i’m happy that you’re happy
    3.) I finally have a theology adviser for my major and she’s awesome, you would like her
    4.) When i graduate spring ’13 i’m considering after volunteer teaching for 1-2 years in through the Christian Brothers either: learning german and getting a masters in theo,
    or attending a seminary to get i-don’t-know-what
    5.) Miss you again, hope you’re continuing to enjoy NYC 🙂

    • Ellie Roscher

      Wow, what an amazing update Brigid!

  • Eric Bartusch

    Hah, I’m glad I’ve stumbled across your corner of the internet. I’m gonna have to read all this stuff when I get the time, but for now I wanted to just leave a quick message for you.

    Ellie, I’d love to catch up with you sometime! It seems like you’ve been quite busy since your time at CDH which is totally awesome. I feel lucky that I was able to have you as a teacher, if even for a short while. I haven’t had classes that challenge me in the same manner as Christian Controversies did, as there isn’t nearly as much to debate in the Computer Science community.

    Not to say that there isn’t debate in Computer Science, but it’s just… well it’s kinda… trivial in comparison. But I digress.

    Hit me up with an email sometime, I’d love to converse with you again. It’s been far too long!


    • Ellie Roscher

      Thanks for finding me! Let’s figure out a way to keep the debate alive!

  • Michaela McCoy

    Turns out we were in Kenya at the same time this summer–how weird is that?! I was on a seven week mission trip where I did a lot of evangelism and prayer ministry. I didn’t go to Kibera, but I was in Sigowet/Kiptere in the Rift Valley, Nairobi, Ngong, Kasarani, and Mombasa. I wish we would’ve stumbled into each other!
    I would LOOOOVE to connect with you sometime. I became a Christian a little over a year ago and it’s been insanity ever since. In the best way possible, obviously. God has done a lot of work in my life and every day is a new adventure with Him!
    Hit me with an email sometime, I would love to talk about Africa and Jesus!
    All the best,

    • Ellie Roscher

      What a small world Michaela!