Rev. Emma Horn
Pastor Emma is a graduate of Mars Hill College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and of Union Presbyterian Seminary with her Masters of Divinity. After graduating from seminary, she worked as a Christian Educator at churches in Washington DC and Northern Virginia. She was ordained in September of 2016 her first call was serving as the Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families at First Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware. Her most recent calls was serving as a co-pastor and then solo pastor at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware then as a solo pastor at Harundale Presbyterian Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Her favorite scripture is Micah 6:8. Her theology can best be summed up in on word: Hope. She believes that the church is called to bring a sense of hope to the world and to embody this hope not just in words but also in actions. A cradle Presbyterian, she loves the way that hope is put into words in the PCUSA’s Brief Statement of Faith when it says, “In life and in death, we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God…with believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us form the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Pastor Emma has a special passion for missions, for walking with people in their faith walk as they face all of the beautiful and heart breaking aspects of life, being involved in all levels of the PCUSA denomination, ministry with children, youth, and families and camp and conference ministry.
She is originally from North Carolina and although the accent has faded, her love of sweet tea, BBQ, and every kind of fried food has not. Emma is a proud cat mom to three fur babies Asher, Daenerys, and Lucky. In her free time, she loves to go to read, watch Netflix, try out new restaurants and coffee shops, and go to nerdy conventions, especially those focused on Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, classic Godzilla and monster movies, or Game of Thrones. One of her favorite things is when she can use her pop culture knowledge to help people to understand their faith better.