Elsie has always been an active worker for the Lord. In high school, she served as the Youth for Christ representative on the city council. While at college, she taught a junior high Sunday school class and has served as Sunday school superintendent, missions representative on the Mission Conference Committee, secretary for the Christian education board, teacher in Vacation Bible School, junior church leader, camp counselor, and coordinator.
Elsie considers the Lord her daily strength: "I need the Lord daily in order to be the best at what I do. I am in awe that He loves me and want to use me with all my failures and weaknesses. I have much to learn, but I have seen miracles. He does change hearts and attitudes. He has His own timetable and needs not be rushed."
Elsie serves as a supervisor and teacher in the Field Education System for missionary children. She's been serving in Cameroon since 1999, and working as a missionary since 1987.