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Eli grew up in Reedley and has a hard time admitting Kingsburg is better. While he met Jesus at a young age, he learned to follow Him while attending Immanuel High School. Growing up, football, basketball, and school were his passions.

Eli headed South for college and obtained a Bachelors of Communication Studies with a Religion minor at Vanguard University. While attending Vanguard, he met the love of his life, Kaleigh. After getting married in 2014, they stayed in SoCal for a couple years, spent a year in Missouri, and then moved back to California in 2017. They have two children (so far): Karis and Jet.

After moving back to the area, Kaleigh and Eli felt like the The Well Kingsburg was home. While Eli enjoys his current position as a Process Safety Consultant (don't ask!), he is excited to learn how to pastor a church. 

Eli loves spending time with his wife and kids. He also enjoys audiobooks while he drives, getting to know people, and trying to cook better than Coleman. (“Easy to do” - Andrew Coray)