Emily is from Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There she met her future husband, David, a native of Duxbury. After some time in both North and South Carolina, Emily, David and their three children decided to move to Duxbury, where they had spent many summers visiting David’s family, and where they could begin a new adventure. Their daughter Emma is a civil engineer and lives in the Boston area. Emma’s wife, Autumn is also a civil engineer in the Boston area. Their son, Edward is a marine mechanic with Davis and Tripp in Dartmouth; their youngest, Ross, is a student at UMass Dartmouth, plays on their tennis team and works for Golfer’s Warehouse in Braintree.
Emily holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She is a member of the Jonathan Edwards Society, Andover Newton’s honors society. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ. Emily completed her Clinical Pastoral Education with Hebrew Senior Life in Roslindale, MA. She is a certified educator in the United Church of Christ, Massachusetts Conference. While Emily has worked with youth for thirty-one years, she enjoys ministering to all ages. She was called to be our minister in June of 2017 and started in that role on August 30, 2017.
Emily enjoys playing tennis, needlepoint, reading and walking. Emily believes that Jesus Christ brought the Gospel for ALL people. She also believes that we must be the church out in the world and reminds us often to take the Gospel out of the church walls and not to leave it in the pews. Emily can be reached at the Congo church or via email at CCSDPastor@comcast.net.