IMG_9046a_ppJanie McElwee-Smith is the pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she attended both Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt University. She has served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, and South Carolina before moving to Southern Louisiana.

She and her husband, Brad, have been married over a decade and have recently welcomed twin boys, Lucien and Arthur. They are also fur-parents to Loki and Charlie. She enjoys cooking, movies, travel, board games, and Pilates.