Elaine has been a member of Grace since the first year, and joined the church staff in July of 2015. After graduating from Baylor University (B.S.) and University of Houston (M.A.) she worked as a speech-language pathologist for 25 years. Elaine has also served as a speaker, writer, and editor for various ministries and publications, and has worked to promote English and literacy in Nashville’s refugee community since 2004. She is married to David Atchison, and has three adult children and one grandson. Her current role is to oversee the servant teams that provide care for church members.