Rev. Emma Holley

Emma began serving as pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in August 2013.

Emma graduated from Bradley University (Peoria, IL) with a B.A. in Psychology and German. She continued her studies at Western Illinois University (Moline, IL) where she earned her M.S.Ed in Counselor Education.

After earning a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, MO), Emma was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) after accepting a call to serve as pastor at Calvary.

In addition to her ministry at Calvary Presbyterian, Emma currently serves on the Dismantling Racism and White Privilege team of the Presbytery. She is also a board member for UKirk, the Presbytery’s college ministry. In all areas of ministry, Emma has a particular passion for serving those on and outside the margins- whether because of age, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other reason.

When she’s not working, Emma is usually doing yoga or drinking coffee. She lives in Webster Groves with her husband, three children, and two dogs.