Deacon Michael Ellerman is a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. He was ordained in June 2007 and assigned to Holy Family Parish in Mt. Sterling, Illinois and St. Thomas Parish in Camp Point, Illinois. He was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. He graduated from St. Rose of Lima Parish (K-8) and Christian Brothers High School (9-12). He was in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam and Ft. Knox, Kentucky from 1966-1968. Upon completion of his military service he attended Quincy College receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He received a Master’s Degree in Reading from Truman State University and an Education Specialist degree in Administration from the University of Missouri. He entered the Permanent Deacon Program in 2002 and received his Master’s Degree in Theological Studies in 2006, and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2007.