Gabriel Center Staff

Mark Elberfeld, president, grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. He taught in metro-Washington, D.C. and in Budapest, Hungary before settling in the Atlanta area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and art history from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, a master’s degree in English from the Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont, and a master's degree in creative writing from Georgia State University. A past board member and current trainer for the Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations, Mark explores the intersections of emotional intelligence and servant-leadership through assessments and coaching. 


Arlia Hoffman joined the staff in 2015 as communications coordinator and currently serves as facilitator. Born in Dallas, Texas, she has lived in Atlanta for 25 years.  Arlia holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of Charleston and a master’s in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  She is a spiritual life coach, non-denominational minister and facilitator in women’s sacred circles. She founded the Atlanta Women’s Temple in 2013. Arlia is passionate about authenticity and compassion as expressed in servant-leadership and every aspect of life.