Emily Delikat holds a M.A. in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Christian Education from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, and a B. A. in Music from Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama. Emily has more than 10 years of experience in early childhood classrooms, and has worked as Director of Music, Director of Children’s Ministry, and Director of Spiritual Formation in United Methodist churches before joining The United Methodist Publishing House as a Development Editor. Emily is the editor and writer of Deep Blue Early Elementary and Deep Blue Kids Church. She is passionate about helping children and families fully participate in the life of the church through worship, education and service. She lives in Franklin, TN with her family and attends Blakemore United Methodist Church. Emily loves to spend time with her husband, Andy, and her daughter, Maggie and their guinea pig, Bucket. She enjoys reading, taking walks with her family, and watching way too much television.