Ellen is a lifelong Episcopalian. As a decades long member of Christ Church Cathedral, she has variously served as stewardship chair, vestry member, head of the 2004 master plan committee, senior warden, and member of the most recent strategic planning committee. Current roles at the cathedral include sacristan, verger, vestry member, and convener of the third party working
group. She formerly served two terms on the Board of Trustees of University School of Nashville and was a long term member of its building and grounds standing committee. A now part time pathologist, she and her husband, George, have two grown children and share their home with a black standard poodle- Johnny Cash.