Bishop Elaine J W Stanovsky
Bishop Elaine comes to the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Annual Conferences from 27 years of ministry in the Pacific Northwest Conference where she served in the greater Seattle area as a local church pastor, ecumenical officer, district superintendent and director of connectional ministries. She is deeply committed to finding fresh ways to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to new generations, and inviting every local church to step outside its building to re-engage the mission frontier.
In October 2011, she travelled with a Volunteers in Mission Team to Haiti, to participate in earthquake recovery. She also works to honor the memory of those who died in the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado in 1864.
Bishop Stanovsky believes that the Wesleyan tradition of shaping our lives to serve Christ’s kingdom on earth offers good news to younger generations and holds hope of saving God’s precious world.
Bishop Elaine received a Bachelor of Arts, University of Puget Sound, summa cum laude in Religion and Geology, and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.
She is married to Clinton, an environmental consultant. They have three young adult sons, Axel, Micah, and Walker.