Dr. Emily Vermilya
The Rev. Emily Vermilya, DWS, serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Worship in the School of Theology and Ministry department at Indiana Wesleyan University. A native Hoosier, Emily has spent more than 20 year serving the local church in the areas of Worship, Ministerial Development, and Administration in both Indiana and Colorado. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (B.A. 1997) and The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (M.W.S. 2009, D.W.S. 2012), and has served small, mid-sized, and large congregations, as well as served as a faculty member for The Webber Institute and Asbury Theological Seminary. She recently was a part of the faculty of the Leitourgia Project being conducted by Seattle Pacific University and has been privileged to contribute to several worship blogs and other publications.
Emily is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and also serves as Head Coach for Women’s Swimming at IWU. She lives in Marion, Indiana, with her husband, Jim, and has two children: Silas and Aynsley.
Reflection questions for further engagement:
– What is your current attitude/posture/level of investment in the local church?
– Have you ever been in a season where you were the “man on the mat,” relying on others to carry you to Jesus? What about the opposite?
– What is one way you could learn from the example of the mat carriers in the story of Luke 5 related to your ability to bless the church?