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 late husband, Brad, are parents to twin boys, Lucien and Arthur, and she is a bonus mom grown twins, Taylor and Caitlin. Their family also has two fur-children: Loki and Charlie. She enjoys cooking, movies, travel, board games, and Pilates.