Over the last ten years, Elle has been a professional graphic designer for two global companies & an award winning photographer, as well as an Operations Coordinator for a large, well-respected psychology practice in the Southeast, and the Technical Director for a nationwide non-profit supporting women leaving abusive relationships. She received her certifications in Discipleship Mentoring at Grace Life International, and Victim Advocacy at Give Her Wings Academy.
Elle Renee Studio was an idea inspired by God to utilize all the experience & interests of art, administration, creativity & mentoring into one place to promote spiritual, emotional & mental health and growth for women.
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Elle was born in a suburb of Boston, MA and as a daughter of a pilot, moved 12 more times in her first 18 years, finally settling in Charlotte, NC. The very first thing she ever wanted to be when she grew up was an artist. Throughout childhood, you could find Elle with paper & colored pencils, a notebook for creative writing, a stack of fiction books on her nightstand and dreaming about a life full of art, writing and helping others. By the time she was 15, she had encountered Jesus Christ in a powerful and personal way, and knew that God had also called her into a life of ministry. Over the years, she realized she was created to "go, and communicate Truth in a creative way."
By age 20, she married and went on to have four incredible children (currently ages 15-22), choosing a season to stay at home to raise and homeschool them. This was a beautiful season and encouraged a rich time of learning and teaching everything, from reading, writing & 'rithmetic to theology, music and of course, art and picture studies with her children.
Nearly thirteen years later in 2011, Elle experienced significant changes in her personal life as God launched her on a dramatic, new journey as a single mother. She found herself thrust into a traumatic and painful season, and yet, supernaturally experienced new levels of freedom, rest, healing, love, hope and power, as well as a renewed hunger for the early seeds of creativity from childhood. These years that followed cultivated a fresh desire for all women to experience the same compassion, hope and freedom that she experienced in Christ, and especially women who were walking seasons of trauma, grief and abuse. As she continues to walk a life post-2011, God continues to reveal His ever-present beauty & courage within the messiness of life - teaching her how to live life art-fully.
Elle is often described as a gifted writer, a passionate and insightful teacher & counselor, and empathetic, kind and creative. She has often experienced & been affirmed by others to possess the spiritual gifts of prophecy, wisdom & discernment and loves the opportunity to use these to edify other women and inspire them to pursue More of God & experience Peace in their relationships.
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