Raised in Springfield, Missouri, Emily attended the University of Arkansas and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Journalism and Political Science. Together with her husband, Drew, the couple was active in Arkansas politics until Drew answered God’s calling and surrendered to full-time ministry. The couple relocated from Northwest Arkansas to Louisville, Kentucky, for Drew to attend seminary. During their time in Kentucky, the couple answered God’s call to church plant in metro NYC. The couple now resides in Yorkville, Manhattan, and is working to start a Yorkville neighborhood church in Fall 2015.
Emily and Drew have been married since 2006 and have a daughter, Charlotte. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time in the neighborhood park with Charlotte and baking.