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.