Within the medical community, Dr. Elijah currently serves as a Chaplain and Ethics Committee member for hospice. He is also Adjunct Faculty with multiple schools and colleges on the island, Officer in the Air Force Reserves, and Pastor with Encounter (formerly New Hope Town).
Elijah has 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 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 Counselor 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 enjoys being with his family, friends, eating local food, reading and writing books. For exercise, he stays healthy by playing volleyball, snorkeling, paddle boarding, hiking, biking with his family, and jogging. He gets excited by improving systems for increased efficiency, helping others, and being a servant leader for the neighborhood.
Elijah was raised in Ewa Beach, and he and his family have lived here 17 years. 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.
Purpose for Running
"For my whole life, I have desired to be a public servant. Multiple people in the community asked me to run. With the eagerness to serve, I have been going door-to-door, asking people, "What can we do to make Hawaii better?" It is a joy hearing from neighbors throughout the district. It would be an honor to serve you more."