Elaine Short lives on Long Island and was raised in the United Methodist Church. She has been teaching Sunday school since she was 14, and by age 18 she was a Certified Lay Speaker and Sunday school superintendent. She has preached several times a year since that time and has filled the role of Sunday school superintendent in several churches.
In spite of staggering personal tragedies in her life, Elaine is deeply committed to serving the Lord and believes one of her gifts from God is working with children. She is the chair of the Evangelism and Outreach committee at her church and helps teach confirmation each year.