Emily Dora, originally from an Appalachian holler in East Tennessee, has called North Carolina home for more than 5 years. With a BA in Spanish from Berea College, Emily was the first in her family to attend college. Following her work study position as a Student Chaplain, she made the move from KY to Winston-Salem, NC after graduation to work with Spanish-speaking nonprofits through the Episcopal Service Corps.
After 2 years of plugging into her local parish, she decided to combine her motivation for justice-seeking with her theological curiosity to pursue a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University. There, she followed her call to work with young folks and served with several local youth groups and college ministries. She wrapped up her graduate studies via Zoom and made the move to Charlotte mid-pandemic.
Emily approaches ministry from a place of wondering and wandering – encouraging folks to see themselves as fully loved and fully seen by God through a lens of curiosity and creativity. As an Enneagram Type 7, she enjoys building deep relationships over fun conversations and adventures. She is super excited to be here at PPC and working with our youth!
In her free time, you can find Emily cheering on the Deacs, playing disc golf, throwing mud on a pottery wheel, or re-reading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time.