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Ellie Kay

Christian Speaker
Palmdale California 93551

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Contact Information

Position Christian Woman Speaker
Online Social Profiles
Palmdale, CA 93551
United States of America

Speaking Ministry Details

Salvation Date
Home Church
Highlands Christian Fellowship
Relationship to Church
Regularly Attends
Speaking Experience
Full Time (over 20 events per year)
Fee Range
Bureau Level Fees

More About Ellie Kay

America’s Family Financial Expert® and America’s Military Family Expert ™ 

      Ellie Kay is the best-selling author of fifteen books and a frequent media guest on CNBC, ABC’s Nightline, MSNBC, the 700 Club, Life Today, Focus on the Family, Neil Cavuto and Fox News.  Ellie is also a gifted keynote speaker, presenting to standing ovation crowds of over 8,000 people.  She has shared the speaking platform with Dennis Rainey, James Dobson, Beth Moore, Josh McDowell, Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Kevin Leman, Members of the United States Congress, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush, among others. She holds a DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) in speaking and the rare accreditation of Toastmaster's Accredited Speaker, which less than 1% of 4 million speakers hold. 

      Her most recent books, all published by Christian publishers, are Lean Body, Fat Wallet, The Sixty Minute Money Workout, Living Rich for Less. Her book Heroes at Home and the Heroes at Home 501(c)(3) she founded has touched the lives of 1,000,000 military families. That life changing message for all audiences (not just the military) can be heard here.

      Ellie is also an adventure seeker and enjoys riding in an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet, skydiving, bungee jumping, hydrofoil racing, ziplining and mechanical bull riding. Despite her professional success, Ellie says her greatest role is being a Christ follower, wife to her test pilot husband and mom to their seven children.

      Ellie's keynotes are practical and applicable to Christian living. Col 3:17 is one of her life verses, "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus." Her retreats feature sessions on friendships, finances, faith and reaching out to our communities. 

Visit her web site at http://www.elliekay.com

Career Highlights:


Ellie has been a regular expert on ABC “Good Money” as well as Fox and Friends. She’s guested multiple times on the international show, Fox News top rated “Neil Cavuto.”  Ellie’s diverse abilities include the writing of a four-hour video product for “Life Today.”  It showcased Ellie’s abilities as a platform speaker, on location reporter, interviewer and talk show hostA few of Ellie’s many television appearances include:

Life Today

700 Club


Fox Network Show, Fox and Friends

ABC News, Money Matters 

Good Day, New York 

MSNBC National Midday News

The Neil Cavuto Show

Host of Savings Tips With Ellie Kay in Northern New York and Canada. 

Good Morning America affiliates including “Good Morning, Texas!”

 CNN The Flip Side

Inside Edition

Stuart Varney Show (Fox)

Fox News Prime Time 

50 SMT/RMTs            


  As a veteran of over 1200 media interviews, Ellie is equally comfortable with live radio, call-ins or taped broadcasts. She is a national commentator and has appeared as a repeat guest on international radio including:

Janet Parshall’s America

Moody Radio -  Commentator and Weekly Guest  

Focus on the Family – Financial commentator and interviews

Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine

Midday Connection

Commentary for national radio shows “Money Watch” and “Money Matters

Print Media


In addition to contributions to a dozen compilation books, she has authored the following ten book titles: 

Lean Bodies, Fat Wallets (Thomas Nelson, 2014)

The Sixty Minute Money Workout (Waterbrook/Random House, 2010)

The Little Book of Big Savings (Waterbrook/Random House, 2009)

Living Rich for Less (Waterbrook/Random House, 2009)

A Tip A Day With Ellie Kay (Moody Publishers, 2008)

Half Price Living (Moody Publishers, 2007) –Best Seller list March 2007

Debt Diet (Bethany House Publishers, 2005)

Sunshine for Moms (co-authored with Carol Kent) – (Zondervan 2005) 

A Woman’s Guide to Family Finances  (Bethany House Publishers,  2004)

The New Bride Guide (Bethany House Publishers, January, 2003)

Heroes At Home - (Bethany House Publishers, 2002 – revised 2008, 2012)

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees—Teaching Kids The Value of A Buck  (Bethany House Publishers, 2002)

How To Save Money Every Day - (Bethany House Publishers, 2001)        

Shop, Save and Share – (Bethany House Publishers, 1998 – revised 2006)



Parents Magazine – Money Clinic Columnist – 2014-2017

Life Beautiful  - Financial Columnist 2007-2016

Military Spouse Magazine – Columnist for 2005-2016

Military Money, Financial Columnist for 2003-2014 issues

CinCHouse.com – Columnist 2006-2008

CBN.com – Financial columnist 2006-2008

Today’s Christian Woman – Columnist for 2005/2007

Marriage Partnership -  Contributing Writer 2003-2006

Focus on Your Child Newsletters (3 ages groups), 2003-2006 issues

HomeLife-Financial columnist for 2003/2004 issues

Focus on Your Child Website – E-learning Module for Parents (Financial)

Shine Magazine –Financial Columnist


Magazine work includes:


New York Times


Reader’s Digest

Family Circle

First For Women 

Wall Street Journal

Women’s Day Magazine

Focus on the Family Magazine 

Home Life Magazine

Woman’s World

The New York Daily News 

Marriage Partnership Magazine

Education and Awards

Toastmasters International Finals – Winner – Evaluation Contest (Las Vegas, 2014)

Military Spouse Award – 2013 – United States Marine Corps

First Lady of the Marine Corps Reading List – 2013/14

Ellie’s book, Heroes at Home, was a finalist in the 2003 Gold Medallion Book Awards.

Ellie is a 1993 graduate of Colorado Christian University with a B.A., Management of Human Resources. 

Awarded an honorary incentive ride in an F15E Strike Eagle by Air Force - 2011

In 1999 she received the Army’s highest civilian medal, the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award for outstanding dedication to improving the quality of life for soldiers and their families. She is the first Air Force spouse to be decorated with this medal, which required a four-star General’s waiver.

With over 20,000 volunteer hours to her credit, she is the recipient of dozens of local volunteer awards.


   Despite a rigorous schedule, Ellie maintains her family as highest priority. She is married to Bob Kay, a test pilot with over 25 years experience and retired USAF. The Kay’s have seven children, including three military sons.  

Ellie Kay Recommendations

Submitted by Women Of Purpose on Monday, Apr 01, 2024

Danna Demetre, Founder, CEO

I have shared a platform with Ellie in small to large venues and she is a dynamic, capable and motivational speaker. She is also a committed believer and great mom and wife. I highly recommend her to any group who needs a speaker who will make a positive impact on their audience.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by The Highlands Christian Fellowship on Friday, Nov 17, 2023

Pastor Ken Hart, Senior Pastor

Ellie Kay has been a blessing to our church and our community with her financial expertise that is based on Biblical Principles.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Military Conference Series on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Bethany Bayless

I've seen Ellie Kay speak on multiple occasions and she always connects with her audience in a powerful way. She makes them laugh and then they cry but they always learn something they can apply to their lives. She's engaging and inspiring.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Masterful Living on Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023

Pam Farrel, Founder, CEO

"I have shared many platforms with Ellie Kay with audiences as large as five thousand. Ellie Kay is practical, pro-active and a positive role model for moms worldwide. She gives advice and insights that will encourage, enrich, and equip families with a plan that really works."

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Designs By Audrey on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

Audrey Dick, Founder, CEO

Ellie Kay shines in media & speaking in both secular & Christian venues. Her humor is fantastic & her enthusiasm contagious.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended


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Millennial Moms

Ellie Kay raised 7 millennials and all graduated without student loan debt and high FICO scores. Ellie talks about how to communicate with your millennial, how to help them build a...

Homemade Businesses - Christian or Secular version

Living in a post recession economy, many families find themselves needing to stretch their income or develop new streams of income. In this presentation, Ellie Kay, the successful...

Half Price Living -- Christian or Secular versions

Whether you are forced to live on one income due to job loss or a post recession economy. Or, you want to live on one income to be home with your children, Ellie Kay has good news...

The Five Friendships Every Woman Needs

Whether you are a full time mom or a full time attorney--you need five specific kinds of friends in your life. This message is a celebration of women's friendships for every walk...

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees - Christian or Secular versions

Ellie Kay, a mother of seven and author of 14 books shares how to raise fiscally fit kids. With her signature humor and practical style, she gives specific help in the areas of how...

Heroes at Home - Christian or Secular Version

Ellie Kay, best selling author of fifteen books and frequent media guest on Fox News, ABC Nightline, Neil Cavuto, MSNBC, and CNBC presents her “Heroes At Home” message...

Living Rich for Less - Christian or Secular Version

Ellie Kay, best selling author of fourteen books and frequent media guest on Fox News, ABC Nightline, Neil Cavuto, MSNBC, and CNBC presents “Living Rich for Less.” The...

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