Elaine Friedrich grew up in a small German community in central Texas. Her undergraduate degree is in secondary education from Texas Tech University; her Master’s is in religious education from Asbury Theological Seminary; and her Ph.D. is in higher education from the University of North Texas.
Prior to coming to Mt. Bethel, Elaine has served 17 years on staff at several churches across the country (LakeRidge UMC, Lubbock, TX; Centenary UMC, Lexington, KY; Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX; Christ UMC, Memphis, TN; Covenant UMC, Cordova, TN). Most recently, she worked the past 13 years at Strayer University as faculty, dean, vice president and senior vice provost.
Elaine has a contagious enthusiasm and a love for lifelong learning. Her joy comes as she helps individuals utilize digital resources to grow in discipleship.