Emily Bruce is a native of New Orleans, LA, and spent her childhood in the Episcopal Church. Upon receiving her BA in Theatre from Florida State University, she left the Church and the South for New York City, spending the next thirteen years working her way up the ladder of the theatre industry.
After eight years as the Associate General Manager for the New York Shakespeare Festival, it became impossible to ignore that still small voice in her heart that was calling her to something more. Her theatre experience taught her a lot about the value of community but she followed a hunger for a more spiritually expressive vocation out of New York to Rhode Island.
There, she ran the administration of the theatre program at Brown while figuring out her second act. Once she found the UU church – First Unitarian Church of Providence to be exact – she realized that that still small voice was calling her to ministry all this time!
Emily graduated in May 2019 from Yale Divinity School and is excited to be a part of the UUAC community as the Ministerial Intern. She is passionate about environmental justice, radical hospitality and figuring out how so many people with so many different belief systems can learn to love each other and live together in community. She lives in New Haven, CT, with her two cats, Peg and Oyster, and is grateful and excited about the road that lays ahead.
Emily can be reached at Intern@uuac.org.