Emily Hull McGee began her ministry at Highland in June of 2009 as the Minister to Young Adults. A 2009 Master of Divinity graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily’s unexpected calling to ministry followed a lifetime of musical training and preparation for a career as an opera singer. In addition to deepening her passion for the arts, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Furman University and Northwestern University respectively gave Emily a first taste of life outside the church culture of her youth. Scholastic work in the fields of postmodern expressions of faith, theology and pop culture, ritual and worship, and politics proved to be fertile grounds for her growing passion for ministry among young adults. Emily is thrilled to serve in a church community who shares this same commitment to unconventional, creative, and emerging ministry with the 18-35ish crowd.
Emily currently serves on both the Advisory Council and the Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as the newly-formed Networks Committee Chair. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Baptist Women in Ministry.
Emily follows a long line of Hulls into the ministry (or the “family business,” as they lovingly refer to it!). Aside from deep theological conversations in coffee shops and pubs, Emily relishes road trips around the South, a good story (preferably of the Harry Potter variety), hosting gatherings in her new old house, and soaking up all that Louisville has to offer with her husband Josh, son Liam, and their adorable pup Knox.