Elise joined the staff at Calvary Baptist in November of 2013 as the Children’s Ministry Director. Leading up to this Elise worked for Kentwood Public Schools as a kindergarten-second grade special education teacher. Her passion is for working with children and helping them understand God’s character and plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Elise attended Hope College and earned her degree in special education with a focus in learning disabilities. During her time at Hope she met her husband, Adam, who is now a health inspector for Ottawa County. After playing basketball for several years, including 2 seasons at Hope, Elise enjoys coaching basketball. Together, Adam and Elise enjoy cooking, hiking, camping and playing board games. In February of 2014 they welcomed a healthy and happy little girl, Ayla Katelyn. Adam and Elise are excited for God to use their family at Calvary for His glory!