Ellen Kogstad

Ellen is the founder of New Moms and rejoined the team in 2008 to serve as Director of Spiritual Formation. In her current role, she encourages staff and participants to seek wholeness in all of life, professional and personal. She created New Moms in 1983 after three years of working with young mothers in our community. She had noticed the rising rates of “kids having kids,” and felt compelled to offer support. She began by visiting moms at a hospital post-delivery, following up with home visits, emergency services, and offering “drop-in” groups from her church. Ellen has a DDiv (hc) from North Park Theological Seminary.  She is a trained spiritual director in private practice for over 20 years and an educator in the disciplines of formation and direction.

Favorite New Moms value: Hospitality. “The radical welcoming and inclusion of all people reminds me of the boundless love of God that we express at New Moms.”

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New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651


773.252.3253

773.252.5320

contact@newmoms.org

New Moms (Western Suburbs)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302


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