Elsa and her husband Bob moved to Sparta in 1989 and joined St. Mary’s the same year. 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.