Elizabeth Telson and her partner, Tariq Zayid El, became involved at Western after being offered hospitality while they were seated outside. Elizabeth grew up in Chicago and Arlington and her family worshipped in Lutheran and Baptist traditions. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, reading, and traveling. Elizabeth and Tariq attend the Free Inquiry class and she interested in Free Minds Write Nights and other anti-racism work.
Elsa Williams came to Western looking for place to worship and find God. She loves everything here: the service, pastors, atmosphere, and music. Elsa grew up in Michigan and came to DC for her husband’s job. Now retired, Elsa worked as an editor of social science publications. Elsa lives with her faithful dog, Higgins, and is curious about the world, learning as much as she can. She looks forward to working with the Free Minds Write Nights and with Miriam’s Kitchen.