Rev. William Ellis Oglesby, Founder
|Rev. William Ellis Oglesby is the Founder of Workers2Work. He was also the Chartering Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Lake Travis (PCUSA).
Before entering the ministry, Oglesby worked at three high tech startups: HotData, Inc (acquired by Pitney Bowes), ESM GmbH, and Oakland Group, Inc. (acquired by Liant Software).
He has published four novels: Casefiles #114 - The Emperor’s Shield (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Blow Happy, Blow Sad (Commonwealth 1996), Casefiles #96: Against All Odds (Simon & Schuster, 1995) and The Odyssean Conspiracy (D. Foster & Sons, 1993). He also published numerous articles and short stories. In 1994 he won the nationally coveted Nancy Pickard Mystery Fiction Award.
Oglesby earned a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. There he was the first recipient of the Alsup-Frierson Award for Biblical Interpretation.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College with a degree in Business Administration and German Language and Literature. He believes his single most important accomplishment in life has been building a family with his devoted wife, Lucy, and their two sons, Luke and Rick.