Janie McElwee-Smith is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she attended both Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt University. She has served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, and southern Louisiana before moving to central Pennsylvania.
She and her husband, Brad, have been married over a decade and have two-year-old twin sons, Lucien and Arthur. They are also fur-parents to Loki and Charlie. She enjoys cooking, movies, travel, board games, and Pilates.