Pastor Emily is an ordained Deacon and she oversees Discipleship, Congregational Care, and Missions at First Church. She is originally from Monroeville, Alabama and has a degree in Cultural and Religious Studies from Huntingdon College and a Master of Divinity with concentration in Christian Education from Duke Divinity School. Her first appointment after graduation was as an Associate Pastor and Director of Children’s Ministries at FUMC Wetumpka (AL). She’s since served as Associate Pastor and Director of Christian Education at Aldersgate UMC (Montgomery, AL), Executive Pastor at Aldersgate UMC, and Executive Pastor at Orange Beach UMC (AL). Emily also serves as the Vice Chair of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and as a member of the Conference Board of Trustees and the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees. She is married to Brian, and they have two daughters, Ruth and Martha.