Ellie Lofaro's message is a wonderful blend of plainspoken truth, common sense practicality and disarming humor. Drawing from the context of real life, she deftly handles the Word of God and steadily directs her audiences to consider what concerns them in light of God's timeless truths. With her trademark quick wit and convincing demeanor, she pairs Biblical principles with life's deeper questions. The result? An audience who willingly joins Ellie in the journey toward better understanding and applying God's grace and truth to their lives.
Equally comfortable sharing the "Great News" alongside acclaimed teachers at national conferences, on a television broadcast, or roaming thehalls during a midnight search for chocolate at a women's retreat, Ellie effuses a natural ease and engaging warmth. As her friend Patsy Clairmont once said about meeting Ellie for the first time; "she is the kind of person you immediately hope will always be your friend."
Ellie is a first generation American and the second of five children in a "very Italian" family. A native New Yorker, she speaks of being brought up "with the awareness of God, but not the experience of God." However, when she encountered a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, she realized her new identity as a "Capital C Christian;" "highly flawed, fully forgiven and greatly favored."
Completely convinced of God's love and His mandate to "go and tell," Ellie has committed her life to using her time and talent to inspire others with His goodness and grace.
A serious student of Scripture and a keen observer of the culture, Ellie has developed a unique teaching style that touches the heart, stimulates the mind, and nourishes the soul — thus inspiring her to found Heart Mind & Soul Ministries. She has been blessed with a broad array of opportunities to communicate her passion for Christ. Ellie's ministry involves international speaking engagements (has taught on five continents), authoring books, teaching a weekly interdenominational Bible Study and appearing on radio and television.
Ellie's newest book will expound on the joys and heartaches of motherhood. (Release date TBD.) Working Title: "It's All My Fault!"... Confessions of a Well Meaning Mother. Learn from her mistakes! Leap of Faith, endorsed by Chuck Colson, encourages us to embrace the life God promises. From Battle Scars to Beauty Marks conveys powerful portraits of women who turned trials to triumph. Spaghetti for the Soul, A Celebration of the Abundant Life, examines Biblical truth about faith, hope, and love for the modern woman.Slices of Life and Bonding with the Blonde Women are collections of serious, humorous and provocative essays. She has also written for Today's Christian Woman, Women of Faith's Connection Magazine,Crosswalk.com and has contributed to compilations from seven publishing houses. Ellie has been featured on Focus on the Family, Life Today, CBN's Living the Life, 100 Huntley Street, The Harvest Show as well asThe Moody, Salem, Bott and Le Sea Broadcasting Networks. The Focus on the Family broadcast was the third most requested CD of the year.
Ellie and her husband Frank (CEO of Prison Fellowship International), reside near the nation's capital. They have three very likable grown children.
Conference and Retreat Themes
God IS Faithful!
Believing His Promises Genesis 12: 1-3
Being An Overcomer Joshua 3
Building a Legacy Joshua 4:1-7
More of You Lord, Less of Me
The Scared Virtue: Humility
(Becoming Unoffendable) Various Proverbs
The Smelly Flesh Galatians 5, James 3 and 4,
The Sweet Fruit Galatians 5, Colossians 2, Hebrews 10
Joy In the Journey
The Theology of Joy
The Lifestyle of Joy
Joy Busters & Joy Boosters
Sharing the Journey
(Ephesians 4, 5)
Unity with God
Unity with the Church (Co-laborers/Bondservants)
Unity with the Unchurched / Evangelism
Growing Up and Going Deep
(Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 2:6-7)
Roots Romans 11:16
Shoots John 15
Fruits Galatians 5:22
From Battle Scars to Beauty Marks: Turning Trials into Triumphs
(Habakkuk 1:2-5, Ps 62:5-8, 1 Cor 2:9)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (Job, 1 Peter 4:12-14)
But, Glory Hallelujah! (Romans 5:1-9, 2 Cor 4:16-18)
Battle Stations! (2 Chron 20, Ephesians 6)
The Abundant Life: A Celebration of Faith, Hope, and Love
Faith Hebrews 11
Hope Psalm 52:9
Love 1 Cor 13
LOOK UP! Timeless Truths for Trying Times
Trusting in God Prov 3: 5-6
Waiting on God Isaiah 40:31
Hearing from God (His Will) Jer 33:3 John 5: 14-25
RUTH Decisions, Decisions….
A Disrupted Family Ruth 1: 1-5
A Decided Future Ruth 1: 6-14
A Devoted Faith Ruth 1: 15-22