Elsie Dennis is Shuswap and serves on the First Nations Committee for the Diocese of Olympia in Western Washington State. She has worked as a communications specialist for the diocese there and at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. In addition, Elsie worked as the Public Information Services Manager for the Northwest Indian
Fisheries Commission in Olympia, Wash. She has worked as the communications consultant for Indigenous Ministries, The Episcopal Church. Elsie serves as one of the Ethnic Ministries Ambassadors for Indigenous Ministry, and on the Bishop’s
Committee at her home parish, St. Matthew/San Mateo, in Auburn, Wash. Elsie and her husband Jim live in the Seattle area. She is the mother of five children, and grandmother to three.