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Chaplain

Ellen Louise Woodruf, American chaplain. Recipient J.B. Fritzjerald award, Minneapolis Park & Recreation, 1969; grantee, University Minnesota, 1966-1968. Volunteer chaplain Hurricane Katrina, 2005; member Kings of Kings Lutheran Church; Member of Association Professional Chaplains, American Camping Association (secretary newsletter 1983-1995, board directors 1980-1983, 1990-1993, Sue Tinker award 1993).

Background

Woodruf, Ellen Louise was born on January 30, 1942 in Bertha, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Harold Ernest and Ruth Eleanor (Olson) Klebs.

Education

Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1969. Associate in Ministry, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, 2000.

Career

Recreation therapist St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis, 1969, Belgrade Nursing Home, 1971—1973. Director youth camp Elks Association, Brainerd, 1976—1995. Student chaplain Regions Hospital, St. Paul, 1997—1998, Good Samaritan Homes, Minneapolis & St. Paul, 1998—1999.

Conservator St. Paul, 2000—2003. Chaplain St. Gertrude's Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2003—2005, Hurricane Katrina Relief, 2005—2007. Member program committee Mid-States Camping Association, Chicago, 1992—1994.

Leader/speaker Church Retreats, since 1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (editor): Klebs Family History, 2001, Olson Family History, 2008, Awesome Angels, 2000.

Membership

Volunteer chaplain Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Member Kings of Kings Lutheran Church. Member of Association Professional Chaplains, American Camping Association (secretary newsletter 1983-1995, board directors 1980-1983, 1990-1993, Sue Tinker award 1993).

Connections

Married John S. Woodruff, July 31, 1969. Children: Ruth Ellen Woodruff, Jonathan C. Woodruff.

father:
Harold Ernest Klebs

mother:
Ruth Eleanor (Olson) Klebs

spouse:
John S. Woodruff

child:
Ruth Ellen Woodruff Woodruf

child:
Jonathan C. Woodruff Woodruf