Emily Eltiste has served as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry since August 2014. Emily was raised here in Orange County and is a proud product of the Lutheran School system. She attended elementary school at Red Hill Lutheran School in Tustin and went to high school at Orange Lutheran. Her passion for ministry began at her home church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Orange. She loved helping with Sunday school and VBS, attending youth group and serving as a student leader. After high school, Emily decided to attend Concordia University Irvine where she studied Christian Education Leadership and received her certificate as a Director of Christian Education. After four wonderful years at CUI, Emily moved to Vacaville, CA to complete her DCE internship where she then accepted her first Call as a DCE. After three years in Vacaville, God opened the door for her to move back home and begin working at Christ Lutheran!
Emily oversees Children's Ministry, Club 56, and Jr. High Youth Ministry and loves serving the kids and families of Christ Lutheran Church and School!