Ellie VerGowe is a ACPE chaplain resident at the VA Puget Sound Hospital. Ellie is ordained with the Progressive Christian Alliance and is currently studying moral injury and trauma in her residency. Ellie feels honored to hear people’s stories and meet with them in moments of crisis. She lives in West Seattle on the traditional lands of the Duwamish people with her partner Aaron and their Australian shepherd puppy, Fiona. She loves hiking in the mountains, singing, painting and writing, eating good food with good people and reading a well written book on a rainy day with a cup of tea (Ellie is a grandmother at heart!).