David and Lisa Elliott have been married and in pastoral ministry for more than 35 years. Together they have raised four children (3 on earth & 1 in heaven) and in the last five years have also been blessed with four grandchildren. Following the death of their son, Ben, in 2009, Lisa and David experienced God’s healing touch and have been used by the Lord to help hundreds of others navigate their grief journey. They currently live and minister in Ottawa, Ontario.
Additionally, Lisa is an Inspirational Speaker & Blogger - Straight from the Heart Word Alive Press,
and Award-Winning Author of two books, The Ben Ripple; Choosing to Live through Loss with Purpose and Dancing in the Rain; One Family’s Journey through Grief and Loss.
As a note of interest, 10 days before Ben died he gave a powerful message on suffering and death to his church family. It can be viewed on YouTube 10 Days Before Dying - Ben Elliot Straford.
To celebrate Ben’s 20th Birthday the year after his passing, his siblings wrote and recorded a song. Listen here.