Youth Ministry: Emily Heitzman
Emily Heitzman, Youth DirectorEdgewater Congregations Together (Ebenezer, Immanual, and Unity Lutheran Churches)
grew up in Waterloo, IA and first felt called into youth ministry when she
was a junior in high school.
She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2004 where she majored in vocal music performance and became an avid Cornhusker fan.
GO BIG RED!
After graduation, she moved to L.A. for the summer and taught junior high summer school in Watts and then moved to St. Louis for four years, where she worked as a college Admissions Counselor.
In the fall of 2008, she made Chicago her home and began pursuing a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Music Ministry at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston.
This fall will be her
fourth and final year at Garrett Evangelical
Emily has worked with youth in numerous capacities.
Most recently, she
interned at Y.O.U.
(Youth Organizations Umbrella), an after-school program in Evanston.
The preceding year, she was the Intern Pastor at Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church, where she built and led the junior and senior high youth group and started and ran "5th Quarter," the church's after-school program.
For fun, Emily
enjoys performing in musicals and operas, cheering on the Huskers and Cardinals, biking, dancing old dance moves to 80s and 90s music, doing anything outdoors, and reading.
is proud to say that this year she
will run her
third half-marathon, she
has performed in musical roles such as Milky White, the Cow in "Into the Woods" and Lucy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and was the dancing and singing Alli the Alligator in the Water Animal Show at Noah's Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells.
Emily is really looking forward to working as the ECT Youth Director!