About Me

Like any home that runs on love, you’ll find this space inviting, empathic and sometimes a mess. I hope sharing my mess serves as a witness of hope.

A bit more about me: I am married to Victor and am a mother continuing to grow a heart and family of grace. Here you will read about our children: Grant and his wife Lauren, Dustin, Zach and our daughter, Tori. You will also read about family and friends who form my posse and people I consider inspiring, courageous, wise, broken, beautiful and who are vulnerable with their REAL.

I am also a certified lay counselor, spiritual coach and a trainer and facilitator for leaders of small groups. I am a passionate warrior/advocate in the fight against sex trafficking. My creative imagination has gotten me into trouble sometimes, but for the most part my dreams are geared toward bringing a taste of Heaven to earth.

Ellen Oelsen


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Prayer and Care

I believe in the power of prayer. I love to lead others in discovering peace through the processes of contemplative prayer, intercessory prayer and play.  If you are looking for a space for a personal retreat of care through prayer, spiritual guidance or rest, please contact me.

Fill out the following form and that will help us get started.


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Give With Me

Brave On is part of the work supported by Seized by Hope Ministries, overseen by the New Horizons Foundation.

Sponsorships by check should be made to New Horizons Foundation (noting Seized by Hope on the memo line) of the check and mailed to:

The New Horizons Foundation
5550 Tech Center Drive Suite 303 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Sponsorships may also be made by credit card via this link.

(Value of complimentary tickets must be deducted from amount eligible for tax write off.)

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All proceeds from my store are donated to causes committed to the recovery and restoration of sex trafficked victims.

I am honored to share the hats, necklaces, shirts, and art I have designed to raise funds and awareness for a cause I believe in. You can browse my products available for purchase or contact me for a custom order to suit your needs.