Emily received her B. A. in Communications from Baylor University. While at Baylor, Emily participated in various opportunities to serve the marginalized and lead worship. This began her passionate pursuit to "put feet" on the songs she was singing.
In 2004 Emily began reaching women in the commercial sex industry and laid the foundation for what would become Jesus Said Love in 2007. Emily’s husband, Brett, came alongside her vision in 2007 and now serves as CEO of JSL. JSL exists to awaken hope and empower change through extending Christ’s love and belonging to those impacted by the commercial sex industry. JSL currently reaches hundreds of women across the state of Texas every month with active teams in 5 cities.
Emily remains the founder and Chief Ideation Officer of Jesus Said Love which is comprised of outreach, education, ACCESS, Lovely Enterprises, and Stop Demand School. Lovely Enterprises, a social enterprise of JSL, is aimed at reducing recidivism into the sex trade by providing living wage jobs and launching micro businesses for those impacted by the sex industry.
Emily also serves on the Prevention Committee for the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition where collaboration led to JSL’s Stop Demand School program. Stop Demand School is a sex buyers intervention course offered to offenders in McLennan county and beyond. Offenders pay $500 to attend the 8 hour course, are trained by professionals in sex addiction, STD’s, human trafficking, and learn from a survivor.
Emily loves writing words and music, singing and leading worship alongside her husband Brett. She is drawn to almost any body of water and adores learning new things. Emily and Brett have three incredibly gracious children: Hattie, Lucy and Gus.