Each month, we take time to get to know some of our church members just a little bit better. We hope this short interview allows you to lean-in and helps us all know one another better and grow together as a body of believers.


Tell us a little bit about you and your family.

My husband Stephen and I are very excited to be in Tuscaloosa. We moved from Bowling Green, Kentucky where he led worship. I am a speech therapist and love using my gifts to work with children. We are looking forward to serving the church together! We enjoy cooking, camping, and hiking.

Can you share one way that God has been faithful to you recently or something he is teaching you?

God has been so faithful in bringing us to Tuscaloosa! It was a long journey, and we are excited to continue. God is teaching me how to use my time wisely in this transition period. He has given me more time than ever to study his word and get to know him at a deeper level. I'm learning more about the steadfastness of his love and his faithfulness in the unknown.

What is your favorite family tradition?

My favorite family tradition, which I have forced on Stephen, is watching Little Women while we put up the Christmas tree!

What are some small things that make your day better?

Coffee in the morning, good sunlight , reading a book, and baking something yummy!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Dolphin trainer! I still love dolphins and marine life. It's fascinating to me!

What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?

Bake sourdough! Even though I still have a lot to learn.

What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?

Floral print for everything!!

Name three things you are loving.

I am loving baking, going for walks on the river walk, and walking around the grocery store to get cooking inspiration!

What are you reading or have you recently read?

Unsheltered by Barbra Kingsolver—a Kentucky native, like me!; and Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin

Uncle Stephen and Aunt Elaina with their nieces and nephew.

Uncle Stephen and Aunt Elaina with their nieces and nephew.