Rev. Emily Corzine
First Church - First Church Staff
614 228-1741 x 21 [Office]
A lifelong Presbyterian, Emily grew up in Cambridge, Ohio. She graduated from Denison University with a degree in Biology and Physical Education/Athletic Training. She received a Master of Science from Indiana University and then served as an assistant professor/athletic trainer at Denison University for seven years before answering God’s call on my life to ministry. She was an active member and ordained deacon at Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio. In 2008, she graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey with a Master of Divinity degree. While in seminary she served as a pastoral intern at The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. Emily participated in a Lilly Endowment grant for Faithful Practices for Congregational Leadership. She received The C. Frederick and Cleta R. Mathias Memorial Award in Worship and Pastoral Ministry.Following seminary, she completed a year-long hospital chaplain residency program at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In 2010, Emily was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served First Presbyterian Church, Wooster, Ohio as their transitional associate pastor. Returning to Columbus in 2011, Emily was called to Nationwide Children's Hospital as a chaplain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. From 2012-2014, Emily served as the interim director of mission and young adults at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio. Prior to coming to First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Emily served at Old Stone Presbyterian Church as their Transitional Pastor. At First Congregational Church, Emily’s role incorporates pastoral care, administration, preaching and teaching. She resources Church Growth and Church Vitality, Justice and Mercy, House and Grounds and Administration. She hopes to engage members in discovering their spiritual gifts to better serve God’s kingdom, working for justice in our community, nation and world. Emily has a heart for mission and walking with individual in their faith journey wherever it may lead. She it has participated in mission opportunities in Peru, Guatemala, and Malawi. Emily has dual standing with the Central Southeast Association, United Church of Christ, and is a member in good standing with the Presbytery of Scioto Valley where she serves as a Care Task Team representative working with Candidates and Inquirers in Ministry. She also serves on the Metropolitan Area Church Council. Emily, her husband, Jeff, and their daughter, Camryn (4) live in Dublin, Ohio.
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