As the U.S. national director of Men for Missions, Kent has the joy and privilege of challenging men and their families to use their talents and testimonies by going on short-term medical, evangelism, prayer, and work teams. Kent has a contagious personality that, coupled with his love for Christ, makes him an effective communicator.
The Ellers, in obedience to God’s call, moved to Greenwood, Indiana, in 2003 from Iowa, where Kent served as the MFM regional director for 14 years.
Kent and Monica have three children. Nick and his wife April, Marcy and her husband Chris, and Kelsey and her husband Aaron, and six grandchildren.
Kent has a wealth of experience in leading teams to the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. In the early years of their marriage, Kent, Monica and Nick lived in Spain for three months, ministering at Rock of Horeb Camp.
Kent is a graduate of Grace University with degrees in human resource management and biblical studies. He was involved in farming and also worked as a painting contractor. Monica speaks from the position of a wife, mother, missionary, and medical administrator.
Men for Missions exists to challenge men with the unfinished task of reaching the lost for Christ. The priority of MFM is the lordship of Jesus Christ in each person’s life at home and around the world. The challenge of MFM is:
- Do whatever God asks you to do.
- Go wherever God asks you to go.
- Give whatever God asks you to give.