my desire in life is to create a meal that inspires you 

"People who love to eat are always the best people." -Julia Child


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Founder - Heart
behind the Gathered

I can honestly say that it was never my desire to move to the country. My motto was always,“surround yourself with as many people as you can and you will never be lonely a day in your life!” I am not a farm girl but I have always loved to garden and create good food, so people ask me “how did you end up on property?” My response is that sometimes you have to let go of what you thought your life plan was and follow the dreams of your family instead. So after 25 years of doing it my way, I surrendered to the family and very quickly I found out that as I gave up my one desire, ALL my life long dreams would come together piece by piece! 

I am so blessed to call The Gathered my Home, my family, and my destiny! You will often hear me say that after 30+ years of marriage, my husband had it his way for 30 years and now it is my turn. This is exactly what I am doing and I am having the time of my life! 

This business is a huge blessing. To have the opportunity to work With my daughter Alysa, my husband and other children is a dream come true. I have the most beautiful grand-babies that inspire me to live my life to the fullest. I get to raise chicken and other farm pets, create gardens and flower beds until my heart's content. My faith has brought me to the place of complete trust and the belief in knowing I am right where I am supposed to be! 

But my greatest opportunity is to be able to create these amazing meals from of the bounty of our gardens and then sit with the guests, hear their life story and truly see the heart of all
these amazing people! 

Life is truly amazing and guess what... I am never lonely!!

I'm Elaine

know who you are
and believe you can do

i only drink half cups of coffee


my goal is to make people feel like they belong


coffee always needs something sweet to go with it


i can create a delicious meal out of anything


i always need vaseline for my lips and hands


when drivng, i'm a speeder


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At the Gathered our desire is to offer a place of peace and hope. We believe in serving our community through purposeful life-giving events. Our heart is to create room at the table for everyone's story. 

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