Ginny Simmons Ellis was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1980. She is married to Harry Ellis, a retired Physics professor. They have three grown children: Luke who lives with his family in Decatur GA, Rachel who lives with her family in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Seth who with Leonora has a wonderful property in Asheville NC. Ginny and Harry have five grandchildren: Noah, Rosie, Max, Davis and Carter.
Ginny grew up in Jacksonville FL. She loves to bake bread, to travel, and to fix broken things, especially electric lamps. Her favorite Christmas present of all time was a 3/4 inch drill. Harry and Ginny live in south Tampa with their dog, a medium sized retriever mix named Marley.