Elsa and her husband Bob have been living in Sparta and members of St. Mary’s since 1989. They have two daughters, Elsa Jean and Laura. They have been blessed by three grandchildren Jack, Josie and Jacob. Elsa has taught high school Spanish her professional life and retired in 2015. As a member of St. Mary’s, she has taught Sunday school, is a member and treasurer of Altar Guild, ushers and recently has returned to help with Godly Play.