Emily grew up in West Des Moines and participated as a child in Lutheran Church of Hope’s ministry programming that she now leads. As a member of the senior leadership team, Emily provides guidance for all youth and family programming including HopeKids, HopeKids Wednesdays, PowerLife, Ignition, The Landing and One Body as well as Vacation Bible School, and other special events geared to reach students and families.
After getting her degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Nonprofit Administration and Youth Services, Emily felt the call to return to Hope, first as a summer intern helping in Children’s Ministry, and then in 2008 on staff leading the Wednesday and Sunday children’s programming. In 2012 she was named the Youth and Family Ministry Director. She is passionate about serving all ages of children and ensuring they receive dynamic, engaging teaching and worship to connect kids to God and others.
When she’s not overseeing the many youth and family activities at Hope, she and her husband Chris are busy raising daughters Ella and Lily.
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