About Emily Schatz


We are so happy to welcome Emily Schatz to our Webster Gardens staff. When Emily met with ministry leaders, young adults, students, and parents, we were impressed by her vision for ministry, and her clear understanding of developing teams to guide students and young adults through key transitions in their lives. Emily’s commitment to Biblical teaching and discipleship, and not shying away from tough topics that students and young adults face, make her a great fit for this position. As an added bonus, Emily is a St Louis native who knows the area and knows our community.

Emily Schatz graduated from Concordia University Chicago in 2016, and has served at two churches over the last 6 years, at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Washington for 3 years and then Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Colorado until April, 2021. Emily has focused on middle school and high school students in both calls, but also took on generalist ministry duties as needed. Emily grew up in St. Louis and recently moved back here with her husband and two daughters to be closer to her parents and extended family. Emily wants to serve in ministry where she can best use her gifts to help ministry leaders and participants work together to grow in faith and see ministries thrive. She describes the best part of her job to be the time spent building trust and relationships with students on their own turf.