A lifelong Presbyterian, Emily grew up in Cambridge, Ohio. She has degrees from Denison University, Indiana University and Princeton Theological Seminary. While in seminary she served as a pastoral intern at The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. She received The C. Frederick and Cleta R. Mathias Memorial Award in Worship and Pastoral Ministry.
Emily has served in churches in Ohio and in the hospital setting as a chaplain since 2010. She served as an Adjunct Field Education Instructor at MTSO.
Emily served on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry and currently, is the Moderator of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley.
Emily, her husband, Jeff, their daughter, Camryn (9) and black Labrador retriever, Molly, live in Dublin, Ohio. Their family includes Meredith and Ed Wills, grandsons Charles Thomas and Graves (Augusta, GA); and Caitlin and Neil Hardin, grandchildren Thomas Jeffrey and William James and Sarah (St. Augustine, FL).