Elaine Pratt is a United Methodist Certified Lay Minister (CLM) serving as Worship Coordinator for Newmarket Community Church. In this role, she helps develop worship service themes, prepares the liturgy and prayers for Sunday services, writes daily devotions on the sermon theme each week, helps lead small groups and retreats, and preaches periodically. She became a CLM as part of her commitment to God to use her gifts for God’s service in retirement. Professionally, she is currently a semi-retired college professor who teaches online in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and engineering graduate program of Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to that she was a pharmaceutical corporate middle manager and a self-employed life sciences industry consultant for many years. Elaine is married to Dean, who has entered the ministry as his retirement career, and they have two adult sons who live and work in Boston. Elaine feels blessed to be a part of the Newmarket Community Church family.