Gayle Denny has served as Executive Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA) since 1999. ELEA is the ELCA-related organization which works closely with the ELCA Churchwide's Domestic Mission unit to provide all services for weekday schooling (birth through 12th grade) in ELCA congregations and affiliate organizations. Ms. Denny lives and works from a home office in Goodyear, Arizona, and is a lifelong Lutheran and an alumnus of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.