eMily stroud

KIDZU CHILDREN'S PASTOR,

FLOWERY BRANCH CAMPUS

Emily was born and raised in Georgia and has called Buford her home for most of her life. After graduating from Kennesaw State University in 2006, she married her college sweetheart, Kenny. In may of 2011 they welcomed their daughter, Olivia, into the world. Shortly after her birth, Emily and Kenny began looking for a church to call home. Both had been Christ followers for some time, but hadn't found a church home after college. They first visited The Vine in the Fall of 2011 and quickly became regular attendees. They became members in the Spring of 2014. Shortly after joining, Emily knew that God was calling her to serve in the Kidzu Ministry. Emily's heart has always been for children. As someone who was not raised in church, it's her mission to make sure all children know that Jesus loves them and that he uniquely made each of them.

GET TO KNOW EMILY

BIRTHPLACE

I was born in Snellville, Georgia, but moved to Buford when I was two and currently live on the same street I grew up on.


FAMILY

I have been married to my husband, Kenny, for 11 years and we have a 6 year-old daughter, Olivia.


LOVES

Jesus, family, friends, food, and photography


FAVORITE DAY/EXPERIENCE

Hands down the best day of my life (outside of being saved) was May 30, 2011 when Olivia was born. God answered our prayers in a big way that day!


WHEN I'M NOT AT CHURCH OR WITH MY FAMILY, YOU CAN FIND ME...

Volunteering at Olivia's school, driving her to whatever sport she is doing at the moment, taking pictures or spending time with friends.


LIFE VERSE

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13


GET IN TOUCH

emily@connecttothevine.org