1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101


1125 Savile Lane
McLean, VA 22101

Getting to Know Elizabeth Pruchnicki

We’re excited to welcome Elizabeth Pruchnicki as Immanuel’s new Youth Director this month. Below, we asked her a few introductory questions.

Q: When you were little, who was your favorite superhero and why?

A: I know that Disney characters aren’t superheroes, but I wanted to be Ariel because I liked the sound of her name and her red hair.

Q: What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had?

A: When I was ten I cut bangs, because I wanted to be Hermione from the Harry Potter movies, but I cut them crooked. I don’t seem to have learned my lesson though because I still cut my own hair a lot because my hair is curly and nobody can tell that all the ends are cut to different lengths… until I go to professional stylist and I get a lot of quizzical eyebrow raises from whoever is cutting my hair.

Q: At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

A: Whole Foods, lol.

Q: How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?

A: Um…. The oldest pair is probably from 2014. It’s a pair of rainboots that I bought on a road trip before my senior year of college with the money my dad gave me “just in case I needed some money for the trip.” Thank you, Dad. I did need those rainboots.

Q: Can you play any instruments?

A: If you come to Immanuel in the Evening you can see me play the tambourine!

Q: What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

A: I almost exclusively watch tv shows about vampires.

Q: What is your favorite cereal?

A: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I can’t buy it when I go grocery shopping because I will eat nothing else for days until I finish the box (which, in my defense, is usually within that first day…)

Q: If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?

A: There are never too many sequins.

Q: What is your idea for de-stressing?

A: I love taking bubble baths. I recently got a bath caddy so I can prop up a book and basically live in my bath tub. If I’m out-of-pocket some night and not answering a phone call or text, it’s probably because I’m off pruning in a tub overflowing with bubbles and essential oils and candles and classical music… I’m feeling so peaceful just thinking about it.