Throughout the next few months we will highlight Shallowford staff members in an effort to build community and educate our church family. This week we are excited to share Emily Floyd’s responses with the SPC community!
  • Staff: Emily Floyd
  • Position: Director of Music Ministries
  • Start Date: August 2008

Q&A with Emily

People and music are the major motivators for me in my work! I’m also a goal-oriented person, so big events like chapel choir tour and our Sounds of Christmas concert add fuel to my fire. The opportunity to exercise creativity and passion make music ministry a really good fit for me.  When Shallowford’s members send a note or stop me to comment about something meaningful, it helps me know that our music has inspired others to praise and worship God.

My work week goes a little something like this…

  • worship planning, 
  • rehearsal planning, 
  • pastoral care, 
  • rehearsals, 
  • brainstorming, 
  • service to the greater church, and
  • meetings

It’s a tie:  the recorded Christmas Eve service, and the recorded Easter service.

Knowing that people were missing our physical space, it was important to “dress” the sanctuary in a really special way:  candles & purple lights for Christmas Eve, origami cranes for Easter.

For our Christmas Eve service, we used college aged students as the choir for that service.  This represented something that our church does so well – preparing high school graduates to go out into the world and serve.  Those young adults were so happy to be asked to serve, and they sounded so beautiful.

Music is one of God’s great gifts. If I’m not feeling well physically or emotionally, the cure is to have a wonderful rehearsal with one of SPC’s choirs.  Being in a room with my favorite people while making music is magical. Music takes us to another place, and allows us to fully praise God.  Another thing that brings joy is watching youth grow and mature. It’s a privilege to help them grow and find their way in life. SPC plays a major role in nurturing youth to find their voice to speak important truths.

Emily’s nickname is, Butterfly. Her husband, Richard, says the name holds true even when she drives. (Ha!) Feel free to reach out to Emily to hear how this unique nickname came to be.

  • Emily wants to know…

what kind of music (or artist) do you like to listen to in your spare time?”

Staff Spotlight - Emily Floyd