Erik Ely

Senior Generosity Strategist

Meet Erik Ely


Erik Ely is a Senior Generosity Strategist with more than 27 years of leadership experience in the market place and the local church. Erik’s experience in business and ministry allows him to have a unique perspective on ministry. He draws on his gifts in leadership, administration, strategic planning, and financial analysis to help churches reach their God-given potential and vision.

Erik has a passion for local churches that want to have an impact in their community and he knows that every church is a unique reflection of Christ; no two are alike. He has personally been involved in multiple building campaigns as both a staff person and a volunteer.

He holds a BA in Theology and a Master of Business Administration. Erik resides in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife of over 30 years.


  • Collective
  • church analytics coaching
  • Generosity Assessment

No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp. 

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.

Ministry is more fun when you don’t do it alone! A Collective is a virtual peer-to-peer experience where you will journey through a specific set of ideas or challenges for a period of 3-6 weeks. It’s a great way to break through those occasional logjams. And, if you’re not quite sure you’re ready for one-on-one coaching, this is a great way to test the waters.

Giving Data is pretty amazing but it can also be a little daunting to interpret. It’s also a challenge to know exactly what actions to take in response. Some leaders love the challenge of figuring it out on their own. Most would really appreciate an experienced guide who can take the mystery out of the information and share specific recommendations that will increase the overall culture of generosity in their church.

From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.

The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.


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