Elmer retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 2000. It was actually more of a career change because God then brought him into ministry. For the next fifteen years, Elmer traveled to different RV parks where he set up Sunday services, and also taught at different retirement homes. Elmer and his wife, Cindy, met in Tombstone around Thanksgiving 2014 and it was obvious that God had brought them together. They were married on the 4th of July in 2015, which is a holiday that has held meaning for both of them throughout their lives, even before they ever met. Elmer wholeheartedly thinks that Cindy is one of the greatest blessings God has ever given him. Both Elmer and Cindy love God, and thank Him daily for bringing them together, and for bringing them to this wonderful church. They believe they have met some of the nicest people that God has blessed and placed here.