As 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 Church of the Good Shepherd in Covington, 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
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322