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The Rev. Emily J. Garcia

Ms. Garcia completed her third and final year at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in May 2017 and was ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on June 3, 2017. Emily was sponsored for ordination by the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard. She will be ordained a priest (God willing and people consenting) in December of 2017 or January of 2018.

Emily’s concentration at Yale Divinity School has been ministry to children, youth and family augmenting her theological studies with practical experience at the Calvin Hill Daycare Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten as a Teacher’s Assistant. She has strong Godly Play experience, she is a poet and writer, and she recently earned a grant from the United Thank Offering for developing eucharistic liturgies for children. She is a fine preacher, and looks forward to participating in the life of the Redeemer.

Emily attended Princeton University, where she studied Comparative Literature and then headed straight to Boston to teach for a year as an intern at The Learning Project Elementary School in the Back Bay. For the next three years she held a variety of jobs, including two years as Kellogg Fellow at the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard, as a Sunday School teacher at St. John’s, Charlestown, and as a tutor for children at MGH.

Emily grew up in the Evangelical Free tradition in California and Colorado, and became an Episcopalian in college. She has been working with children, teens, and young adults for the last ten years, starting with the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton, and very much looks forward to getting to know and grow with the families at the Redeemer. When not at the Redeemer (or daydreaming about lesson plans), she enjoys reading Dorothy Sayers and Ellis Peters mystery novels, learning and practicing other languages, and making and eating good food with friends.

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