Staff Directory

Elizabeth Lopina
Children and Students Assistant
Phone: 
ext. 106

Bio

Elizabeth Lopina began as Ardmore's part-time Children and Youth Assistant on November 28, 2016. She has worked on and off at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (where she is also a member) in their Children’s Formation department, most recently as the Interim Children’s Minister. Other past positions include Event Staff for WinMock at Kinderton, Administrative Assistant for a local commercial developer, and Volunteer/Middle School Coordinator for Crosby Scholars.

Elizabeth is a native of West Virginia. She was born in Huntington, WV, but moved to Ripley, WV, in fifth grade. Her family moved to Portsmouth, OH, the summer before her junior year in high school. Elizabeth went to college at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Elizabeth and her husband, Andrew, have been married for 18 years and have three children: Nicholas - 15, Sarah - 13, and Mary Catherine - 10.

From Elizabeth:
I am so grateful to be working at Ardmore Baptist Church where everyone has been so nice and supportive. Although I am a cradle Episcopalian, my family has Baptist roots. My paternal great-grandfather was a Baptist minister and helped build churches throughout West Virginia, and my maternal great-great grandfather was also a Baptist minister.

Speaking of family roots, in the past several years I have begun doing family research for myself and friends. I spend (way too much) time on Ancestry.com, and have found many connections and answered questions - that has been very rewarding.

I enjoy reading, culling Pinterest for new recipes, crafting, and volunteering at a local community theatre. I am not a writer, but last year I published a book of women’s inspirational stories called, Triumphant. I like watching “my” teams on TV with my son. Our varied allegiances include the Green Bay Packers, the Carolina Panthers, Xavier University basketball, and West Virginia University football. As a Huntington native, I also root for Marshall.

Someone I really look up to is my big brother, Jay. He lives in Portsmouth, OH, and has a community counselling practice with a concentration on substance abuse. He has recently opened a sober living home for women which was much needed in his area. Jay is the type of person who people in need seek out. He is patient and kind and non-judgmental, but will also call you out on what needs improving. I know he would do anything for me, except let me win a game of Horse, four-square or really any game. Ever.