As the daughter of a pastor, Emily was privileged to spend time and meals with many missionaries throughout her childhood. Over time a desire grew in her heart to pursue missions. During her high school years, Emily went on several short-term missions trips and then served with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Kona, HI. While with YWAM, the Lord planted a seed in her heart for the health of women and infants.

As a Missionary Midwife Apprentice with Katalyst World Partners, Emily is serving in Davao, Philippines with the Newlife International School of Midwifery. The program provides training from Newlife and coaching from Katalyst. After completion of the program, Emily has hopes of opening a midwife clinic in a community where there is little to no access to healthcare.