H. Elizabeth Back

The Rev. H. Elizabeth Back is the Children Youth and Family Minister at Calvary.

Elizabeth was ordained December 21, 1996 at Grace Church Muskogee, Oklahoma.  She has since served St. Thomas the Apostle in Houston, All Saints Church in Austin Texas, and the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri. While there, she served as Chaplain to the Pre-K through Sixth Grade Parochial School. She spent the past six years serving Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, KY.

Her passion is for Holy Scripture and Sacraments for all ages.  Most of her specific ministry duties have been exercised with Christian Education and Liturgy for children, youth formation, adult Biblical literacy, and Episcopal Schools.  Ask her about the felt story board with over 1,000 Biblical felt characters she’s hand crafted.

Elizabeth attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned her BA in Letters in 1990.  She earned her M. Div at the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1996.  She has two sons, Aidan and Joseph, ages 14 and 12.  All three attend a Crossfit gym and enjoy listening to music.  Elizabeth ran her first marathon in October of 2014 and aspires to swim the English Channel.  

The question she is most often asked is, “What do I call you?”  The answer is ‘Elizabeth.’