Brought to DCC by her family in the late 60’s Elisa is a long-time member of Davis Community Church. With experience in caring for families, Elisa’s background is in psychology and early childhood education. She directed preschools for over 25 years. She taught continuing education classes for UC Davis Extension in Early Childhood Education. Elisa was trained as a Spiritual Director at the Mercy Center Burlingame and has a certification from the Wesley Theological Seminary in Health Ministry. Caring for friends and building relationships is one of Elisa’s great joys so it fills her spirit to be the Minister of Congregational Care. She values working collaboratively with organizations and groups in the greater Davis region, and hopes that DCC can be a beacon of love for all. Elisa raised four children beautiful children Tayler, Jaeger, Ally and Griffin. Her experience includes adoption, special needs children, pregnancy issues, death and dying, dementia, 12-step programs, GLBTQ communities and all that life can present. She is especially open to new learning. She is happy to join you on your journey through life with all the stumbles, questions, quandaries of faith, sorrow and celebrations that may come your way.