Pastor Emily serves with her husband as a founder and Co-Pastor of Real Life Church, as well as a founder of Real Life Christian Academy in Charlotte, MI. Emily passionately serves with leadership distinction in several areas of ministry. She is recognized for her anointed worship leading. Emily regularly teaches the Bible to large and small groups. Emily also leads Brave Women, a monthly gathering that equips and encourages women to boldly live authentic lives for Christ.
Emily’s partner in all things is Andy Shaver. Andy and Emily reside in the rural Eaton County, Michigan with their five children, Alex, Maxi, Wyatt, Weston and Jensen