Terri Martinson Elton


Luther Seminary

Terri Martinson Elton


Terri Martinson Elton is Associate Professor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (CYF) & Director of the Center for CYF Ministry at Luther Seminary. In addition to teaching in the area of CYF, she teaches congregational mission and leadership. Terri has an MA and Ph.D. in Congregational Mission and Leadership from Luther Seminary and studied missional leadership within ELCA churches during her dissertation work. Previously, Elton served as an associate to the bishop in the Saint Paul Area Synod. Prior to that, she served at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minn., for 16 years. While at Prince of Peace she authored To Know, To Live, To Grow confirmation curriculum and co-authored What Really Matters, a book for congregational leaders.