Elise Carlson joined as the Minister of Community Engagement in September 2021. Elise was drawn to Hope as a place of ‘porous walls’ where the congregational and neighborhood community could intersect.
Elise grew up in Battle Lake, MN and graduated from Luther College. She works as a Paralegal alongside her job at Hope. In her spare time Elise enjoys listening to music and podcasts, journaling, and taking time to be outdoors.