The Rev. Emily Gibson became an Associate Priest at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew after she retired from active ministry in November, 2014.
She graduated cum laude in 1975 with a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Maine. As a registered nurse (1975-1983), she worked in hospital settings and served one year in a rural mission clinic in Pinalejo, Honduras.
She graduated from Episcopal Divinity School with an M.Div. in 1983, and from General Theological Seminary S.T.M. in 2000. She was ordained a deacon and then a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1983, in the Dioceses of Maine and Newark, respectively. Her active service as a curate, associate priest, rector (for 15 years) and interim rector took her to churches in Chatham, NJ; Corning, NY; Syracuse, NY; Stonington, ME; Brewer, ME; and finally to Grace Episcopal Church here in Wilmington, Delaware, where she served as Interim Rector from 2010–2014.
Proficient in Spanish, she led a women’s retreat in El Salvador in 1998, and taught Spanish for K-7 grades at Adams School, Castine, Maine in 2007. She served as interpreter for Hancock County Medical Mission in February, 2008 in Cotacachi, Ecuador.
Married, she enjoys gardening, cooking and entertaining, birding, yoga, choral singing, traveling, cats, and Celtic Christianity.