What are the board members of Branch Schools doing today? How have things changed since they joined Branch Schools? We checked in with the board members and, in this blog series, we'll share the answers with you!
Up next is Emily Helmen, the Senior Development Coordinator for Branch Schools. Emily has been part of Branch Schools since May 2020. Find Emily's updated bio below!
"Emily grew up in Mankato, MN, and graduated from Bethany Lutheran College with a Bachelor's degree in English in 2020. In August 2023, Emily will graduate with a Creative Writing MFA (Master's of Fine Arts) from Emerson College. In her spare time, Emily is likely found writing fiction or playing board games. She is married to Caleb, who was ordained as a pastor in the ELS in July 2023. Emily and Caleb spent the last year living in Naples, Florida for Caleb's vicarage, and now reside in Thornton, Iowa for Caleb's first call as a pastor. A trip to Haiti in 2016 created a deep love for the Haitian children there, and she has been truly blessed by the last three years serving Branch Schools."
Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti, Inc.