Say Hi to Ellen, our new Senior Web Developer

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 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!

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.

4 Responses to “Say Hi to Ellen, our new Senior Web Developer”

  1. Great to have you on board Ellen!

  2. Hi Ellen. We’ll look forward to your handiwork. May God bless you and Our Church for many years to come.

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