Emily joined the Southwood staff in 2014, providing musical and teaching support for our Southwood Kids program on Sunday mornings and serving as the Music Director for our Musical Theatre program. Her goal is to help the kids and student leaders find their own way of building a relationship with God and to get better at praying out loud. Emily seeks to be used by God to develop young minds and help others grow in faith as well as into good humans.
Emily holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Calgary and is currently studying Education at St. Mary's University. She previously worked as an Artist-in-Residence with Quest Theatre teaching drama in Alberta schools. In the Fall of 2019, Emily fulfilled a life-long dream by taking a trip to Ireland to wander castles. Emily has been attending Southwood since 2014 when she participated in the Musical Theatre program as Anne of Green Gables. From there, she jumped into Kids' Ministry leading worship and small groups. She often jokes about having Jesus raves in her room while creating actions to the kids' worship music, which is distinctly loud and electronic! Southwood has been the place where Emily feels like she truly found her faith and came to know God.
In Emily’s spare time, you’ll find her with her friends, baking, or playing music. She also loves her family, her dog Lucy, and planning projects on Pinterest.