About Emily C. Heath

The quick bio:

The Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath is a United Church of Christ minister currently serving as Pastor of the Congregational Church in Exeter, New Hampshire, and a writer and public theologian. Heath’s first book, Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity, was published by Pilgrim Press in the spring of 2016. Their most recent book is Courageous Faith: How to Rise and Resist in a Time of Fear.


How you might have met Heath:

– In the Still Speaking Writers’ Group’s Daily Devotionals, the Huffington Post’s Religion page, the Christian Century, and more.

 – As a student at Emory University (BA),  Columbia Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM), or Andover Newton Theological School (DMin).

– As a former member of the national Board of Directors of the United Church of Christ.

– In the Presbyterian Church (USA) (ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament from 2001-2010, before transferring ordination to the UCC over issues of LGBTQ inclusion).

– As a current law enforcement chaplain, and former trauma and fire department chaplain.

– Working for marriage equality and the full inclusion of LGBTQ people from 1994 until today

– Knee-deep in a New England trout stream, fly rod in hand.

– Or, standing next to the incomparable Heidi Carrington Heath, wife extraordinaire.