The Rev. Elise Eklund Rothfusz
- Liaison to Mission Support and Stewardship Education Committee
- Liaison to New and Renewing Congregations Committee
- Area Mission Strategies, New Congregations, and Congregational Vitality
Pastor Rothfusz attended Luther College and Luther Seminary, and was ordained in 1997. She has served calls to St. John Lutheran Church, Bluff Springs, Eureka Presbyterian Church, Eureka, and Salem Lutheran Church, Peoria. In 2018 she was called to serve the Central/Southern Illinois Synod as Director for Evangelical Mission, a position in each of the ELCA synods that promotes congregational vitality. She also serves the synod as Congregational Resources Coordinator ¼ time, which includes assisting staff, pastors, and congregations from a family systems perspective. She is married to Pastor John Rothfusz, and they have three young adult children.