Elisa Morgan was named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty women influencing today’s church and culture and is one of today’s most sought-after authors, speakers, and leaders. She has authored over fifteen books on mothering, spiritual formation, and evangelism, including She Did What She Could: Five Words of Jesus That Will Change Your Life, The NIV Mom’s Devotional Bible and most recently, The Beauty of Broken.
For twenty years, Elisa Morgan served as CEO of MOPS International (www.mops.org). Under her leadership, MOPS grew from 350 to over 4,000 groups throughout the United States and in thirty other countries, influencing over 100,000 moms every year. Elisa now serves as President Emerita.
As a speaker, Elisa has spoken for a very diverse list of audiences. From national and regional Women’s Conferences (Women of Faith, Synergy, Women of Vision, Extraordinary Women), Denominational and Para-church Conferences (Assemblies of God, Evangelical Presbyterian, Youth for Christ International, Children’s Pastors Conference, Christian Leadership Alliance, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), to churches across the country, Elisa’s message of surprising personal honesty and insightful biblical challenge always connects and inspires. Furthermore, as one of the very few long-serving female CEOs in the evangelical nonprofit arena, Elisa is a highly respected speaker on leadership issues and a effective keynote for NGO and non-profit fundraising events.
In January 2014, Elisa became a cohost of the syndicated radio program Discover the Word, a daily fifteen minute real-time conversation around the written and living Word of God. As the publisher of FullFill (www.fullfill.org), a free digital magazine for women of all ages, stages, and callings, her current mission is to mobilize women to invest their influence in God’s purposes.
Elisa received a BS from the University of Texas and an MDiv from Denver Seminary. She served as the Dean of Women at Western Bible College (now Colorado Christian University) and on the board of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). Currently she serves on the board of Denver Seminary.
She is married to Evan (Senior Vice President of Global Ministry Efforts for RBC Ministries) and has two grown children and one grandchild who live near her in Denver, Colorado. At the moment, her favorite thing to do is to walk her enormous rottweilers, Wilson and Darla, in the free space behind her house. If you were watching, you wouldn’t know for sure just “who” is walking “who.”