The Rev. Ellen Echols Purdum, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation

The Rev. Ellen Echols PurdumAs assistant dean of student life and spiritual formation, Ellen Purdum works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and student leaders to enrich the many student services, programs, and activities at Candler, helping to foster opportunities where spiritual and vocational formation will enhance students' theological education and preparation for ministry and service.

An ordained Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, the Rev. Purdum serves as priest associate at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Decatur, Georgia, where she leads worship or preaches most Sundays. Prior to becoming a priest, she taught English and service learning electives at the high school level and worked for a national, ecumenical non-profit that supported young adults exploring or preparing for pastoral ministry. 


The Rev. Ellen Echols Purdum
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.4430
Fax: 404.727.2494