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Ellen Beasley

Faith and Community Initiative Leader


Ellen Beasley is the Faith and Community Initiative Leader at IEI. She works to engage rural faith communities in responding to pressing community challenges. The Faith & Community initiative convenes online and in person gatherings and provides technical assistance and resources to faith community leaders.

Ellen is originally from Harnett County, NC. She received her undergraduate degree in Extension Education with minors in Leadership, Agribusiness Management, and Animal Science from NC State University. She loves working with children and youth. Outside of IEI you will find Ellen hanging out with her geriatric mutt, Tiki, trying new foods, or at the airport heading off an adventure.

Ellen has been with IEI since 2016.