Coordinator of Middle and High School Youth Ministry (part-time)
Henry C (Craig) Elling was born April 19, 1995 and live in Germantown, WI for 3 year. He then moved with his family to Columbus, WI and has lived there since. His home congregation is Faith Lutheran in Columbus, WI. He attended school at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in film studies. Directly after school he went to serve a year of service in Cambodia though the ELCA’s YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission) program. While there he lived at the Lutheran Church in Cambodia (LCC). He taught English, played saxophone for church, and helped running life sustaining programs. People call Cambodia the kingdom of wonder and if you ever wonder about the country or his experience feel free to ask him about it. He has a lot of stories to tell. Other interests for Henry include video games specifically Pokémon, cross stitching, and the Packers.
Henry has always loved to work with youth and looks forward to working in his position of Coordinator for Middle and High School Youth. In the past he has worked at three different summer camps across the country including Christikon Bible Camp in Montana and Camp Lutherwood in Oregon. Also, while in Cambodia he worked directly with the youth every day to prepare music and help teach English. With these experiences he hopes to create a safe and inviting space for the church’s youth to participate more and help their faith grow. If you or your children are interested in high school youth group we meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 6:30. If you ever feel like just talking with Henry feel free to contact him he would love to talk.