We would like to WELCOME
Pastor Mark Ellens
and his wife, Diane
to the Ramsey Reformed Church!

Pastor Ellen

Diane (my wife) and I (Pastor Mark) grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as high school sweethearts. Both of us were raised in Christian homes. We acknowledged our relationships with the Lord through profession of faiths in high school.

I began working at Keebler after high school, while earning a business degree from Davenport College. Diane earned her elementary education degree from Calvin College, and she has been working with children ever since. While Diane worked in a child care center, I answered the call to pastoral ministry by completing degrees from Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids and Western Seminary in Holland, Michigan.

We have served in Hollandale & Slayton, Minnesota, and in Prairie City, Iowa churches. Now we look forward to God's blessing at the Ramsey Reformed Church in Titonka, Iowa.

Diane and I enjoy watching our youngest son CJ (Chris) run (Dordt College Defender), who expresses sincere kindness to those crossing his path. Nathan, our oldest works at blessing those in prison. He and his lovely wife Priscilla, live in Brandon, South Dakota with their joyous son (our grandson) named Isaiah. South Dakota has now become a favorite family destination point.

We still enjoy watching Michigan sports teams, our Shih Tzu dog - Chauncey, camping, and spending time as a family in laughter, teasing, and competition. First and foremost, the Ellens' love Jesus Christ, His church, and having the opportunity to bless a world so lost and so hurting - by bringing the love of Jesus Christ.

If we can be of some service to you, please let us know. We would love to get to know you better.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Mark and Diane Ellens