Elsie Moult, née Read, was born in Bulwell, Nottingham, on 17 December 1919, into a family rooted in Primitive Methodism. She became a Local Preachers in the Nottingham (North) Circuit, and there met a fellow preacher, Ernest Moult (1916-95). Ernest was accepted as a candidate for the ministry in 1939, and they married in 1945, while Ernest was serving in the North of Scotland Mission. Elsie spent the rest of her life in Scotland, representing the Methodist Church in negotiations for union with the Church of Scotland, but her involvement in Methodist missions gave her global interests. She served on the Central Committee of the Methodist Missionary Society, helped to transform the Methodist Laymen’s Missionary Movement into Methodists for World Mission, and held office as MWM President and Connexional President of Women's Work. She was Vice-President of the Conference in 1980 and was made MBE in 1986 for her work as a Vice-President of the British Council of Churches. She died in Dundee on 21 October 1993.