Elenir was born in Brazil. Since 1998, Elenir has served as a missionary with the International Mission Board. She along with her husband Ed has served in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru. She is a part of the Strategic Scripture Resource Team which helps provide Bible Resources to Scripture-less peoples. Her hobbies include Science Fiction, sewing, quilting, reading, Bible Storying and cooking. She enjoys spending time with her four children and her grandson.