My name is Emily Shrock and after serving in various leadership roles at Christ Church Cathedral, I’m seeking your vote to extend my work through service on our Vestry. I grew up spiritually in the presbyterian church and left when it took an abrupt turn toward the growing trend of American evangelicalism. My parents and I shortly thereafter discovered the Episcopal Church as a family and were confirmed together in 2005 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kokomo, IN. My sister and I began attending CCC for high holy days when we attended Butler University, and I began regularly attending in 2009 when I moved downtown to start law school.
As for many, the music brought me in the doors of CCC and the liturgy kept me wanting more. Growing up in a community that spoke of the “right” and “wrong” ways of being a Christian, it was refreshing to be in a space that did not speak in absolutes but rather acceptance.
I recently had the honor of serving on the transition team when Dean Gray was named and continued my service on the steering committee working to chart a new chapter for CCC under his leadership. I have been an active member of Cathedral Women for many years and currently serve as the assistant treasurer.
Outside of CCC I serve as Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears’ Chief of Staff overseeing our programs and opportunities to reform our criminal justice system. I have served as a volunteer at Coburn Place for over 15 years and am the incoming Chair of the Board of Directors. I also serve as the President of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Board of Directors working to recruit a diverse group of incoming law students and make the cost more feasible through scholarships. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve CCC in leadership.