James (Jim) Eller

Assistant Professor in the Practice of Digital Cultural Ministry

Teaching and Research
Jim Eller teaches Multi-Media and Digital Production Classes. His interests include all forms of Digital Communication in the 21st century. He is also an online Formation Group Facilitator, online Academic Advisor and Founder of the United Church of Christ House of Study at United. He also conducts a variety of workshops, seminars and other digital ministry continuing education events.

Jim is the G. Earnest Thomas Instructor in Christian Communications and serves on the Distance Learning Committee, Library Committee, Non-Degree Committee, Communications Team and Church Relations Team. He works with the Center for Worship, Preaching and the Arts for United and also serves as a consultant to churches with small-membership within The United Church of Christ.

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Ministry in a Digital Culture


B.A. Oral Communications; Wright State University

B.A. in Management-(Non-Profit), Antioch University

M.A. in Religious Communications, United Theological Seminary

Additional Graduate work at Wright State University in Speech and Theater at University of Dayton

Following retirement as a Tenured Professor from Sinclair Community College where he served as a Department Chairperson for Mechanical and Quality Technology Engineering; Jim joined the faculty at United. He also has served as an Authorized Minister in the United Church of Christ since 1971 and has pastored numerous local congregations in the Southwest Ohio Northern Kentucky Association of the Ohio Conference while teaching. He is a trained consultant in conflict resolution.
Jim has produced numerous Multi-Media projects related to education and ministry.
Personal Life
Jim is married to Rev Patricia Eller; an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. Jim and Patricia have seven children between them and twelve grandchildren. Jim and Patricia enjoy splitting their time between Englewood, OH—where they live in the house his great grand-father built—and their retreat home in Celestun, Mexico.