Elizabeth Hagan is senior minister of Palisades Community Church, Washington, DC. She holds a master of divinity from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor of science in education from Samford University. Hagan describes herself as an ecumenical pastor at heart. She was ordained as an American Baptist and throughout her career has served United Methodist, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian (USA), and Disciples of Christ congregations in various pastoral roles. She is married to Kevin Hagan, and they reside in Arlington, Virginia, with their daughter and other young adults in need who have become part of their chosen family.