Edlee received a B.A. from Pensacola Christian College in 1992. After traveling for PCC as a College Representative for 3 years, he returned home to Macon, GA and married his high school sweetheart, Tanya Stroud, in May of 1996. The Lord has blessed Edlee and Tanya with three precious children: Tyler, Lauren, and Katie Lanier.  In addition to rearing three children, shuttling them back and forth to school, ball games, and Nana’s house, Tanya is a dental hygienist.

Having joined Mikado’s Leadership Team in 2006, Edlee is responsible for providing leadership and oversight in the areas of:  finances, Life Groups (SS), Facilities Team, Grounds Team, and the Usher & Greeter Teams.  A parallel passion is his desire to study church models across America and implement Biblically proven methods into the local church ministry at Mikado.

Edlee and Tanya enjoy leading one of Mikado’s young couples classes called 4Better4Worse.  In addition to teaching, Edlee enjoys spending time with his family, yard work and gardening, reading, and anything related to baseball (Go Braves!). His life verse is Philippians 3:13-14 in which the apostle Paul states, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”