Elijah became a committed Christian in college, eventually feeling a call to minister as a Protestant Navy Chaplain. Several years into his seminary studies, he read himself into the Church after being immersed in patristic and scholastic works. His faith journey has been costly both personally and vocationally but ultimately it is his greatest joy. He has grown closer with Christ through His Church and is passionate about telling others about his relationship with the risen Lord. He is particularly smitten with the Christian East, its liturgical tradition, and English Church history. He loves learning, especially theology, philosophy, and political science.