Elise Campbell, Administrator
What do you do at Revolution?
I am a part-time administrator for the church where my duties will include supervising volunteers to help with the administrative functions of the church, ordering supplies, printing materials for Sunday Morning service, data entry, and guest/member communication. I also volunteer on Sunday mornings as a greeter with the First Impression's Team.
I graduated in 2004 from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Elementary & Early Childhood education with endorsements in Special Education and Reading. Previously, I worked as a preschool teacher for a Lutheran Church in Readlyn, Iowa. I was also an Administrative Assistant for Upper Iowa University’s Teacher Education Department for several years before moving to Arizona.
Tell us about your family.
My husband, Nathan, and I have been married for over 13 years. We met while both attending the University of Northern Iowa in 2001. Not only does Nathan make me laugh every single day but he earned “Husband of the Year” status by supporting me through a heart transplant in 2014. Our beloved golden retriever/black lab, Fletcher, is the other member of our family and is probably one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet.
What do you do for fun?
Most days you will find me either out in my backyard gardening or doing yoga in some form or another. I am a self-taught nature photographer and enjoy photographing plants, flowers, birds and any kind of wildlife I happen upon in my daily walks with Fletcher. Nathan and I plan our vacations around visiting and hiking in our National Parks. I also love trying new restaurants; especially when dessert is involved.
What bands are you listening to right now?
I am all over the place when it comes to music. Anything from AWOLnation to Sia, to Otis Redding, Benjamin Booker, Florence + the Machine, Pink, etc. Basically, all genres except maybe country (but I do love me some old school Johnny Cash). One of my favorite songs is “Beautiful Things” by Gungor.
Who are your favorite authors?
Just like music, I am all over the place when it comes to reading. I love a good mystery novel especially ones by Arthur Conan Doyle & Agatha Christie. I have been attempting to collect original print Nancy Drew books because it was the first series I read as a child. Any fiction/non-fiction books depicting life in historical times or biographies of people who overcame a harrowing ordeal always attracts my attention. I loved "Left to Tell" by Immaculée Ilibagiza and "Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom. Non-fiction books dealing with managing money always peak my interest.
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