Confluence Year welcomes new director July 5, 2017 Connecting, e-Connections, Relationships St. John’s, Columbus, is proud to introduce Emma Helms-Steinmetz as the new Program Director for Confluence Year, the Episcopal Service Corps program sponsored by St. John’s. Emma is working alongside current director Jed Dearing during the month of July, and will assume full responsibility for the program in August. Emma Helms-Steinmetz Emma’s passion for community building started young on meals on wheels visits in Cincinnati with her mom. As a college student at Capital University she continued to bring people together over food and good conversation and felt called toward the ministry of community. Each summer in college she worked with YouthWorks and fell in love with communities across the country, spending summers in small town PA, San Francisco , CA, and two summers in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her B.A. in religion and cultural studies from Capital University and never expected that she’d find herself back in Columbus. After working in a number of nonprofits in recruitment, development, and youth engagement, she knew she wanted to branch back into theological studies. She attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary where she received her Master’s of Theological Studies. Emma has a passion for working with youth and young women, leadership development, and connecting folks to resources that will help them thrive. She loves to find all the best Columbus eats, exploring unique markets, and staying up to date on her favorite shows with her husband, Cory, and their three pets, Sophie, Lola, and Cami the bulldog.