The Rev. Emily Wachner is a priest who specializes in congregational program development and administration, where she enjoys reflecting on these topics in the course of her work with ordinands in the Episcopal Church through the General Theological Seminary, where she serves as Director of Integrative Programs and Lecturer in Practical Theology. Emily is responsible for overseeing contextual learning, and her interaction with the Episcopal deployment process has sparked her interest in the financial wellness of congregations, and its impact on their clergy hiring choices. Prior to coming to General Seminary, Emily most recently served as Assistant Director of Liturgy, Hospitality, and Pilgrimage at Trinity Wall Street where, after four years, she planted a thriving new congregation for families with young children at the historic St. Paul’s Chapel. In addition to congregational development, she was also responsible for membership, liturgical special projects, and community and arts programming at the chapel.