K.A. Ellis speaks and writes on the theology of human rights, African-American culture, understanding Islam, and the persecuted Church. She is President and co-founder of The Makazi Institute, which trains the next generation of high-level cultural analysts. Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Swiss-based charity International Christian Response, and travels internationally advocating for global religious freedom. She also serves on the board for the Chalmers Center, a global organization dedicated to empowering the materially poor. She holds a Master of Fine Art from Yale School of Drama and a Master of Art in Religion (Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is a doctoral candidate at Oxford Center for Mission Studies in Oxford, England. She and her husband, Carl, have four grown children.