Elaine is a storyteller, writer and actor. Elaine studied theater at Lambuth College in Jackson, TN and earned an Associate Degree in nursing from Union University in Jackson. She worked for twenty years in acute care settings; ten years of that time she worked with people recovering from addictions. She earned a BS from University of Tennessee-Martin in 1992, with a double major in English and philosophy. She earned her Master of Divinity, 2000, from Memphis Theological Seminary where she is currently adjunct faculty and teaching “The Preacher as Storyteller.” She is frequently a pulpit guest in a variety of faith communities. She leads spiritual retreats for groups and congregations.