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.