Rev. Emily Mitchell – Communications Pastor
Emily joined the Renewal Ministries Northwest staff team in 2019. She grew up in Seattle and is a graduate of Whitman College (B.A. in Spanish and Politics) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.). After a pastoral residency in the missions department at BelPres in Bellevue, WA, Emily served as Associate Pastor of First Pres Maumee in Maumee, OH for four years. While in Ohio, Emily completed the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola and discovered what a vital gift spiritual direction is in helping her love Jesus more and being sustained in ministry. In 2019, she returned to the Pacific Northwest and, in addition to her responsibilities with Renewal Ministries NW, Emily serves as the Associate Pastor at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, WA. Some of Emily’s favorite spiritual writers are Henri Nouwen, Fleming Rutledge, Tim Keller, and Eugene Peterson. Emily’s interests include reading, cooking, running, writing, drinking tea, and being in nature.