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Say Hi to Ellen, our new Senior Web Developer

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Written by Paul Steinbrueck

Ellen AnnisAfter searching far and wide for a Senior Web Applications Developer, we’ve added Ellen Annis to the OurChurch.Com team.  She started this week, and so I’d introduce her to everyone who reads our blog by doing a little interview and give you a chance to say, “Hi” to her.

Paul Steinbrueck: Hi Ellen, I want to start by publicly welcoming you to the OurChurch.Com team.  It’s great to have you on board!  Tell us a little bit about your experience before coming to OurChurch.Com.

Ellen Annis: I have over 10 years experience in web development, multimedia development, design and marketing. I began as a graphic designer then quickly moved into programming and managing a small development team for a printing company. After 3 years there, I started my own business with a partner in St. Louis, MO. My role was the technical lead responsible for overseeing web and multimedia projects from start to end.

Paul: What was the coolest project you’ve ever worked on?

Ellen: The coolest project I have worked on was for an advertising agency in St. Louis. It was built with Flash and served as a portfolio site for them. I built a system for their employees to have their own pages allowing them a way to express their personalities to their clients. Through the custom pages employees were able to add video, music, links, blogs and photos.

Paul: That does sound cool.  A very interactive site.  What are you looking forward to most about working with OurChurch.Com?

Ellen: I am excited to assist OurChurch.com in developing more tools and services to better serve the online Christian community.

Paul: Cool!  What do you like to do outside of work?

Ellen: I enjoy movies, reading (mostly about new tech trends) and kayaking. I love to travel and spend time with my daughter.

Paul: What’s the best book you’ve read or movie you’ve seen in the last year?

Ellen: well its an old movie, but new to me called A Woman is a Woman

Paul: It’s new to me too. Favorite TV show?

Ellen: I am watching Project Runway right now

Paul: Favorite food?

Ellen: Pizza

Paul: If you could take a trip anywhere in the world where would you go?

Ellen: Tahiti

Paul: What’s one thing God is teaching you these days?

Ellen: patience, I am working on it every day and I know God is helping me.

Paul: Ellen, thanks for doing this interview and giving everyone a chance to get to know you a little bit.  I’m looking forward to all the awesome things you’re going to be developing for OurChurch.Com and our members.

Ellen: Thanks Paul, I am too!

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

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