Elmer is a dentist in a general family practice. He has practiced in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada for the past 42 years.
He is married to Shirley and has 6 children and 16 grandchildren.
He has served in the church as a lead elder and also served in the community as a publicly elected school trustee. He is currently the chairperson for the Camp Likely board of directors. He is also involved in Restorative Justice and a community men’s choir and enjoys cycling and golfing. He first became involved with CMDS as a dental student. He is currently on the national board of CMDS (Christian Medical Dental Society) Canada. He is the president-elect.