This little corner of the Web is an introduction to Ken & Dawn Ellis, our
family, and our interests. We are originally from York, Pennsylvania, lived a
short time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and have called Boca Raton, Florida
our home since 1980.
Clicking on any of the underlined words on this page will take you to
one of our Web pages. We have a web page about
Ken and Dawn Ellis
, that's me and my lovely wife. We have two children (young
adults) named Scott and Krista.
Ken worked for Siemens for 24 years and Dawn worked for Siemens for 12
years. However, due to the slump in the Telecom industry we both lost our
jobs. Dawn is now working at
First United Methodist Church
of Boca Raton and Ken is now working at
Coral Ridge Ministries
in Fort Lauderdale.
October 17th, 1999,
our daughter, Krista, got married to Khristopher Cox. You can see pictures
. Krista and Khris now live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On December 29th, 2004, Krista & Khris were blessed with a baby boy!
His name is
Matthew Alexander Cox
. Needless to say, Grandma Dawn and Grandaddy Ken are as pleased as we
can be! There is a video of Matthew on YouTube called
Let Them Be Little
On June 29th, 2007, Krista & Khris had a second son. His name is
Nathan Levi Cox
. Again, Grandma and Grandaddy cound not be happier!
There is a video of Nathan on YouTube called
The Amazing Nathan Levi
This space is reserved for Krista & Khris' third child who is not yet born
March 3rd, 2001, our son, Scott Ellis married Tracie Crawford. You can
also see pictures of their
. They live in Concord, North Carolina (near Charlotte). Their web site is
. You can see more of Scott on his
In July of 2000, we had the pleasure of attending the wedding of
our niece, Brandi Marshall to Craig B. They were blessed with the
birth of their first son, Nickolas James in May of 2003. And in
September of 2004, they had a second son, Zackary Greg.
Our other niece,
Wendy Marshall, was married to Michael Carney
on September 27, 2003 at Heidelberg United Church of Christ in York, PA. They
now have two daughters. Elizabeth Rose was born on January 4th 2006 and Olivia
Lynn was born on July 27th 2007. There is a video of Olivia Lynn on YouTube
Ken has always been interested in sound, lighting, and video. He ran sound at
Advent Lutheran Church for about 12 years and several years at First Christian church. Ken has put together a
Sound And Light Training (SALT) Manual
that many church sound technicians have found to be helpful.
There is an online
Spiritual Gifts Test
to give Christians an opportunity to learn a little more about the wonderful
gifts that God has given to each one of us. A new
Youth Spiritual Gifts Test
has recently been added.
If you just want to relax, then try
During the summer of 1999, Ken & Dawn enjoyed a spectacular
National Parks and Canyon Country Vacation
. Sights we got to see included the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount
Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Bighorn Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Old
Faithful, Grand Teton National Park, Snake River, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon,
Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas.
Our 2001 vacation took us on a tour of
Mackinac Island, Great Lakes, and Niagara Falls
. This trip took us to the Henry Ford Museum, Frankenmuth, The Grand Hotel on
Mackinac Island, African Lion Safari, Niagara Falls, a ride on the Maid of the
Mist, the Corning Glass Museum, and the Stuben Glass Factory.
In the spring of 2002, we went with Christian Tours again. This time, the trip
Branson, Missouri and the Precious Moments Chapel.
We saw a number of musical shows in Branson. At the Precious Moments Chapel,
we saw the beautiful stained glass windows that Sam Butcher made.
In the fall of 2002, we went back to our home town of
. We visited with Dawn's parents and her sister's family and learned that
Brandi, our oldest niece, and her husband Craig were expecting a baby! While
we were in York, we visited the Harley Davidson
factory to see how they built motor cycles.
Along the way to Pennsylvania, we stopped for a day in
Myrtle Beach, SC
where we had lived for a short time "when we were young and wild". One of our
favorite things about Myrtle Beach was the Pavilion Park with its beautiful
Carousel. Sadly, the Pavilion has now been torn down and all the rides have
been taken away.
We also took a short trip to
Lion Country Safari
in near-by West Palm Beach, FL. Lion Country is actually a "drive through"
zoo. You really get up close (sometimes too close) to the animals! We took
lots of pictures . . .
For a number of years, Quiet Waters park in Deerfield Beach has been the site of the South Florida
. These pictures were taken before the caretakers of Quiet Waters decided to cut down all the
beautiful Australian Pine trees in the park and turn it into what looks like a nuclear wasteland.
Ken likes to go to the beach, but really doesn't like being out in the sun. He
likes beaches with lots of tall shady Australian Pine trees. Unfortunately, the
environmentalists in South Florida have declared WAR on the Australian Pine
trees and are trying to wipe them out. Ken has a web page titled
Save the Australian Pines
that we hope you will take a look at.
Florida gets some really AWESOME Lightning storms. Here are a few
On December 24th, 1999, we were privileged to have the opportunity to take
pictures at the wedding of Pastors Fred & Karen Mortensen's son,
Kristofer Mortensen to Lori Bowen
Pastors Fred & Karen's youngest daughter, Britt, and Wes Smith (also a Pastor's
kid) were joined together in a beautiful
North Carolina Country Wedding
. Their wedding pictures by Jonathan Burton are some of the best I have ever
Kaia, Pastors Fred & Karen's other daughter had a
in December of 2002. Kaia Mortensen was married to Matt Dolton on May 17th,
2003 by the beach at the Hillsboro Club. You can see pictures of their
and of their
For many years, we regularly attended two churches. On Saturday evenings we
worship in a "house church" called
. It was a very small flock shepherded by Pastors Fred & Karen Mortensen. Each
year on Resurrection Day, we had a Son-Rise Service on the beach (Pictures from
However, there is a time and a season for everything, and the season for
Shepherd's Promise has now come to an end.
For about 12 years, Ken & Dawn were very active in Advent Lutheran Church's
outreach music ministry called M.A.G.I.C. - Music Aimed at Growth In Christ.
Dawn sang in the group and Ken ran sound. A few years ago,
M.A.G.I.C. had a Reunion Party.
Ken's parents have both gone to be with the Lord and so we have a web page
In Memory of Gladys & Kenneth Ellis
Jim Bescherer ("Boppy")
, father of pastor Karen Mortensen, went to be with the Lord on September 26th,
My favorite song of all time is one written by Mark Lowery called
Mary, Did You Know?
The words to this song make you think about how Jesus is both human and God. It
makes you wonder what it must have been like for Mary . . .
to you tells the story of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.
We hope you have enjoyed our little corner of the web. Please come back again!