Elizabeth Nielsen has been worshipping at First Presbyterian Church in NPB since moving to the area in 1997 with her husband, Steve, and two sons, Eric and Tim.
Elizabeth studied English Literature, earning a BA from Williams College in 1983 and a MA from Rutgers in 1986. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies at Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale in 2013. Prior to joining the staff at First Pres, Elizabeth spent time teaching high school, teaching and writing Bible studies, volunteering with Youth for Christ’s Parent Life program, and mentoring young single mothers.
Elizabeth was ordained in 2014 and serves First Pres as an assistant pastor. She assists regularly in worship, preaches occasionally and leads the monthly evening prayer services. Elizabeth serves on the board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, wrote and facilitates a new curriculum for First Pres' Communicants’ Class and is currently co-teaching the Theology course of the Commissioned Lay Pastor education track.