Elizabeth Woodson

Institute Minister

Life Story

I was born in Baltimore as the youngest of two children into loving home with devoted Christian parents. Growing up, my goal was always to get a degree in accounting and work as a CPA in corporate America, but God had different plans.

While I was a student at Wheaton College, I did office work for overseas mission agencies. This job opportunity helped me realize I could do what I loved and advance God's kingdom. After graduation, I worked as an accountant at a ministry on the west side of Chicago. Since the ministry was connected to a church in the community, this is where I developed my passion for discipleship. At the church I was able to co-lead a singles Sunday school class, which set a fire in my heart for teaching the Bible, as week after week I helped people learn how to unpack the truth of Scripture for themselves. It wasn't long before this newly ignited fire led me to quit my job, sell my possessions, and move to Dallas to pursue a Masters of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Through the years, God has always proved Himself faithful, fully committed to His divine purpose for my life. I am eager to see how He uses me in my new role at The Village to impact this world, both now and for eternity!

Hope for The Village Church

My hope for The Village is for us to be a church known for reflecting the self-sacrificial love that Christ has bestowed upon us. I hope that we would be a voice for the voiceless, fighting for truth and justice and pushing back the darkness of this world as ambassadors of the light of Christ. My prayer is that we would be a community of Christ followers who are authentically making disciples for the glory of God!