Spotlight on Emma Shane

Savior is thrilled to welcome several new members this fall! Over the next few weeks, we'll turn the spotlight on Savior's newest members so we can get to know them and welcome them into our community. This week, we meed Emma Shane:

Emma, left, with her sister.

Emma, left, with her sister.

Where do you live now, and where are you from?

I am from Littleton, Colorado, where I am one of 5 kids in my family! I have two older sisters (both are married and live in Denver), a younger brother who is a sophomore at Wheaton, and a younger sister (She is my best friend). I am currently a junior at Wheaton College working towards a B.A in English Literature and a Master’s in Education.

What do you do when you’re not at church?

When I’m not working on classwork, I love to spend time with my friends at Wheaton. I also enjoy painting, running, and reading.

What’s your favorite song?

One of my favorite songs is an instrumental song by Sleeping At Last titled “Sun.” I listen to this song almost every day and I love it because I feel like it describes my relationship with God. It feels like God sings this song over me whenever I hear it, it is a promise of the light-filled life I’m living with Him and the hope of an eternity to delight in Him.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Light itself was your first love: you loved paint only as a means of telling about light” –C.S. Lewis; The Great Divorce

What brought you back to Savior after your first visit?

The extremely long passing of the peace and Marilyn Stewart. The next week I came back and she came up to me at the end of the service. She remembered my name and told me that she had prayed for me that week. I knew Savior was a place where people genuinely knew and cared for each other and I wanted to be a part of a community like that.

What passions and skills do you bring to Savior?

I really enjoy singing but I don’t get many opportunities to sing other than in church. I also really enjoy decorating/building/making spaces more beautiful or inviting.

Note from Sarah: Emma is also a talented visual artist; watch for her painting of her great-grandmother, which will go up on the blog on All Saints’ Day (November 1).