Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Director of Integrative Programs

The Rev. Emily Wachner

The Rev. Emily Wachner is a priest who specializes in congregational program development and administration, where she enjoys reflecting on these topics in the course of her work with ordinands in the Episcopal Church through the General Theological Seminary. Emily most recently served as Assistant Director of Liturgy, Hospitality, and Pilgrimage at Trinity Wall Street where, after four years, she planted a thriving new congregation for families with young children at the historic St. Paul's Chapel. In addition to congregational development, she was also responsible for membership, liturgical special projects, and community and arts programming at the chapel.

Prior to coming to New York, Emily served in the Diocese of Missouri as the Associate Rector of St. Timothy's Church, the Director of Camp Phoenix, and the Chair of the Companion Diocese Committee, supporting Missouri's relationship with Lui, a Southern Sudanese companion diocese. Emily attended Yale Divinity School.


Contact Info

Located in Seabury Hall, Third Floor
Phone: 646-717-9727
Email: wachner@gts.edu

+ Courses Taught

Practical Theology & Ministry 1-6, Field Placement, Wisdom Year Residency

+ Current Research Interests

Administrative Best Practices, Adaptive Leadership, Market Force Intersection with Church Growth & Decline

+ Recent Publications