Emma Helms Steinmetz grew up in Cincinnati and attended Capital University where she received a degree in religion and cultural studies. After working in a number of nonprofits in recruitment, development, and youth engagement, she knew she wanted to branch back into theological studies. She attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary where she received her Master’s of Theological Studies. Emma ran the Confluence Year program at St. John’s, Columbus, for three years and is excited to continue to serve in the diocese to reach young people and explore ways we can build and grow together. Emma has a passion for working with youth and young women, leadership development, and connecting folks to resources that will help them thrive.

Emma is married to Cory and has a toddler Penny who keeps her busy!