Elena started to attend Garden Grove UMC shortly after she started preschool there. She made the switch to FFUMC in May of 2016 and has been working as one of the nursery school teachers for Mothers Morning Out on Wednesdays.
In addition to helping out with Mother’s Morning Out, she joyfully helps in the Nursery on Sunday Mornings. She also assists the Youth Director by helping him plan and execute youth activities on Sunday evenings and other youth events throughout the year. She has known Kurt for over two and a half years and is excited to help the youth group grow in size and spirit.
She has a mother, Rae, and younger sister, Brenna. Her father, Fernando, does not attend church, but loves to help her grow spiritually by challenging her to grow in her faith.
Elena is currently enrolled at Orange Coast College and is working towards a preschool teacher’s certificate. Her major is in Early Childhood Education. She loves working with young children and is excited to work with the youth. She also enjoys playing with her cats, reading, and catching up with her friends and family.