Young Priest Initiative Intern
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This summer St. Mark’s welcomes a new intern, Emma Wright, through the Diocese of Virginia’s Young Priest Initiative (YPI). Emma grew up in northern Virginia where she attended St. Mary’s Arlington with her family. She graduated from Duke University in 2017 with a bachelor's in Cultural Anthropology and a plan to pursue a doctorate in medicine or physical therapy. However, her plans shifted when Emma decided to create space to explore God’s calling to ordained ministry. During her time at St. Mark’s, Emma hopes to participate in many aspects of parish life and to continue the process of open discernment. At the end of August, Emma will begin a year of service in Muscat, Oman through the Young Adult Service Corps where she will work at an interfaith center striving to promote peace and understanding across faith traditions. When she’s not at church, Emma enjoys running, singing, reading books, and long-distance backpacking.