Emmaus Communities Locations & Descriptions

All are welcome to come visit at any time during the year! We hope you'll find the Emmaus Community that's the right fit for you. Read more about each Community below.

Emmaus Community 
Location Emmaus Community Team
Emmaus Community 1
Mears A,
Westminster Hall
Facilitators: Christin Cooper, David Wagner, Rev. Mark Stryker
Host: Clarisse Choy, Kim Aikawa-Olin
Emmaus Community 2
Calvin Room, 
Geneva Hall
Facilitator: John Ferguson, Benjamin Lins
Hosts: Carrolyn Schmidt
Emmaus Community 3

Room G202, 
Geneva Hall
Facilitator: Michael Barram
Hosts: Tyler and Christina Davis 
Emmaus Community 4
Room G206, 
Geneva Hall   
Facilitators: Thomas Brown, Pat Phillips
Hosts: Ray and Barbara Pedersen
Emmaus Community 5
Room G207,
Geneva Hall
Facilitators: Chris Corwin, Lanny Vincent
Hosts: Jeff and Kathy Bairey, Mira Kil, Virginia Robbins


Emmaus Community 1, (formerly Growing Family)

EC 1 is for couples and singles (with or without kids) and parents in the busy child-rearing season of family life. We share a common bond of experience—navigating busy lives—and a commitment to supporting one another and nurturing distinctively Christian relationships. The Growing Family community extends beyond Sunday mornings through service opportunities, fellowship gatherings, and fun events throughout the year.  

Emmaus Community 2

Belonging! That's how we're designed! No surprise, God made us that way—it's an innate part of our soul's DNA. Perhaps our EC might be the place for you to experience an "aah, I belong!" We would love to have you visit and see. We are a community that prays, learns, serves, and cares together.  

Emmaus Community 3

Join us to connect and reflect with a multi-generational group—large enough to provide opportunities to meet new people every week, but small enough to allow for meaningful relationships to grow. We gather for the opportunity for everybody to join in interesting conversations as we explore challenging and life-giving biblical texts, and we pray together. We're young and we're old(er). We're shy and we're bold. We'd love to have you in the mix!  

Emmaus Community 4

As one of the newer ECs, we are building a community where relationships flourish, both new and familiar, with one another and with Christ. We'll explore the Scriptures through a diversity of styles, engage in challenging and growth-inspiring conversations, and serve together as a community committed to bearing witness to the gospel. Ours is a smaller gathering and whether you are new to First Pres or to ECs we look forward to warmly welcoming you into our community.

Emmaus Community 5

Interactive. Conversational. Stimulating. Engaging. Reflective. These are the most consistent attributes of the EC5 experience. Our ages range from 40 to 85 and our status is equally diverse: single, couples, artists, managers, leaders, attorneys, teachers, retired, still working. We share a love of the way Scripture interprets us. We’d love to have you join us.