Emily was born and raised in Western Washington and lived here most of her live. She has a degree in Business Administration and currently works full time as a Director of Client Delivery for a recruiting company, which allows her to volunteer full time as the worship leader.
Emily did not grow up in the church but heard from the Holy Spirit at a young age. It wasn’t until dating her now husband Ryan that she start pursing this desire to know Jesus. After trying a few different churches Emily and Ryan found Faith and Victory in 2007 and quickly became members. While Ryan had known Jesus a while Emily found her faith through talks with pastors Matt and Crystal Krachunis.
After becoming members Ryan joined the worship team playing the bass guitar and convinced a reluctant Emily to join with singing. Emily had no formal training but a desire to use the talents God has bestowed upon her and the team welcomed her with open arms. After a year on the team she was asked to be the worship leader after the current leader moved. She has served as the worship leader ever since.
Emily has been married to Ryan since 2009 and they have two small children, Elijah and Abigail.