New Director of Ministry with Young People announced

Belmont UMC’s Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Emma Bushong as our Director of Ministry with Young People. Emma has worked with our young people for the past two years and made a deep impression on our search committee with her energy, vision, focus, commitment, curriculum writing skills, mature faith, relevance, and her ability to relate to our young people. She has impressed our staff, youth, and youth ministry partners this summer as she led our ministry.  Emma designed an engaging curriculum for our young people during the pandemic and established excellent relationships with many of our young people. As a bilingual Latinx woman, Emma adds to the diversity of our staff. Last year, she worked in our weekday school demonstrating professionalism, attention to detail, and team building skills. Emma is a recent graduate of Belmont University with a Bachelor's of Music degree and a minor in Christian Leadership as well as a lifelong Methodist and self-proclaimed “UMY kid” who grew up in her mother’s office at their church. She knows our youth program and articulated plans for its nurturance and growth. We are so excited to welcome Emma to our staff in this new role! Please help us make Emma feel welcome.