Emily was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on January 4, 2020. She is a native Charlottean and has been a lifelong member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. During the work week, Emily is the Executive Director of Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte, which works with other community partners to offer hope for a new and better life through education, food resources, new skills and empowerment. Emily completed her undergraduate degree at UNC Asheville and her graduate degree at UNC Charlotte. Emily enjoys photography, backyard bird watching, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.