Erna was horn in Chilan, Chile. She began her ministry in 1971. She has her degrees in Basic Education and Pre-School and Teaching. She worked in Chile and North and South Mexico teaching in preschool, primary, and secondary schools. She is the Shepherdess Coordinator for the South Mexican Union. She is married to Cesar Gomez Jimenez, who is Secretary at the Union office, They have two children: Bocio and Nizaye. Erna's hobbies are writing, teaching, and counseling adolescents.