Emily Wood is the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Pres. She and her husband, Casey, have been members since 2005, were married at First Pres in 2006, and both of their daughters were baptized here. Emily grew up in Hereford and Canyon and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Journalism. Prior to joining the staff here, Emily worked in the nonprofit sector for 16 years, including serving as a grant writer for New York City's historic homeless shelter, The Bowery Mission; in Development Director positions for the Amarillo Symphony, Opportunity School, and the Amarillo Children’s Home; as a consultant; and at the Amarillo Area Foundation.
Some of Emily’s favorite memories at First Pres have been planning the Women’s Retreat in 2009, serving on Howard’s Senior Pastor nominating committee, and serving as an Elder from 2014-2016. She also enjoys occasionally hosting the 1105 service downstairs in a space her husband renovated! Emily considers it a gift to be able to meet with, encourage, and pray for women regularly as a calling and a profession. She would love for you to give her a call to set up a visit soon!