Meet Our Staff – Youth Leader


Our Nursery, Sunday School and Middler/Teen curriculum is headed up by our Director of Christian Nurture, Elaine Thompson.  As a mother and stepmother, Elaine believes that spirituality helps gives children answers to the most important question, “What is the purpose and meaning of my life?”

Elaine is trained in the Our Whole Lives, or the “OWL” curriculum, which was developed jointly by United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist churches, and oversees these classes on comprehensive sexuality education for 7-9th graders.

As a native of the Northwest, she loves spending time at the Oregon coast, can often be found at the golf course, loves to cook and is involved in the life of her teen daughter and many step-grandchildren from babies to young adults.