Ella Thompson is the director of enrollment services at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach. She provides oversight for the seminary’s strategic direction, graduate admissions, and financial aid. As a strategist, she has launched several centers of Christian thought and action with global reach on behalf of Regent University, including the Center for Global Missions, the Youth and Urban Renewal Center, and the Center for Renewal Studies. She is also the principal convener of the annual School of Divinity Women in Ministry Conference, which is committed to equipping, empowering, and educating women who are called to or who currently serve in ministry leadership. Committed to theological education, Thompson is a past chair for the ATS Student Personnel Administrators’ Conference, has served on the ATS Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE), and is a past participant in the Women in Emerging Leadership Conference. She received an MA in organizational leadership and an MA in practical theology from Regent University and recently earned her PhD in theology/theological studies from Kings College, University of London.