Serving the People of Hawai'i
Within the medical community, Dr. Elijah served as a Chaplain and Ethics Committee member for hospice. Elijah has also organized a return to school backpack drive for the kids of Papakōlea and has volunteered with numerous non-profits on the island from supporting the houseless to environmental beach cleanups. He has officiated many OIA & ILH games at Waipahu and Campbell High School. Plus, he traveled to the Philippines 3 times giving missional and humanitarian support after typhoon Yolanda.
He was a volunteer in the Kapolei Youth Detention Facility, Mentor for the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy, a local university Counselor, Education Director, Teacher, and President for a multi-congregation council on the island.
Elijah was raised in Hawaii. His brother, Caleb Pierick, works at UH Manoa. His mother, Sheri Pierick, is a retired teacher of 24 years; and his father, Anthony Pierick, is a Master Chief-Master Diver in Pearl Harbor.
Elijah's eldest brother (Chaz Pierick, along with his small business) and their younger sister (Crystal Thourson, her husband, and their little kids) have moved off the island because it is too expensive here.