About Emmaus

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    The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God's grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.

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    The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God's time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.

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    Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.

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    For more information about the Walk to Emmaus, please feel free to browse the Upper Room's Website or Contact Us for more information.

A Video About the Walk To Emmaus

Emmaus Board

Spiritual Director - George Hart

Provides spiritual leadership and guidance for the community, helping lead gatherings, identifying and inviting clergy to participate on Emmaus weekends.

Community Lay Director - Steve Theobald

Lay Director Emeritus - Lisa Linne

Vice Chair/Leadership - Susan Wisner

Chairs the leadership committee and is next in line to serve as Community Lay Director.

Agape - Jane Wiseman

Requests and collects agape letters from other communities to be presented to the pilgrims during a weekend. Also fulfills requests from other communities for agape letters from the Cincinnati community. Also ensures for adequate table and bedtime agape on each weekend.

Chrysalis Lay Director - Repre - TJ Spencer

Acts as liaison between the Emmaus and Chrysalis.

Education / Sponsor Training - Debbie Albright

Good Shepherd - Ennes Ireton

Helps new pilgrims or other Emmaus members find a share group.

Communications - Website - John Clark

Manages and maintains historical archives of past walks as well as the website calendar, website content and maintaining the Emmaus phone app.

Communications - Social Media - Michelle Clark

Manages the Facebook account for Emmaus and Chrysalis communities.

Logistics - Lori Markovic
Helps manage logistical issues related to Emmaus weekends, often working directly with Hyde Park Church staff and also the Logistics members on each Emmaus team.

Communications - Newsletter - Bridget Murphy

Handles incoming email requests and distributes to the appropriate resource. Prepares, edits, produces and distributes the Emmaus newsletter which is published the month of each walk (4-6 times/year).  Newsletters are published in an electronic format and posted at http://cincinnatiemmaus.org/community_newsletters.php with the exception of the last newsletter of the year.  That newsletter is also printed and mailed out to all of our members.

Communications - Outreach - Annise Anderson

Handles outgoing emails to the community.  Liaisons with churches and communities outside of Emmaus to develop more interest in Emmaus or to provide service to the community at large.  Also maintains the current membership database and contact information.

Connections Chair - Jennie Heflin

Registrar - (WOMEN'S) - Sandy Hauser

Handles all elements of inviting and registering pilgrims for each walk, and liaisons with all sponsors of pilgrims to ensure sponsor roles are understood and completed.

Registrar - (MEN'S) - Peggie Hughes

Handles all elements of inviting and registering pilgrims for each walk, and liaisons with all sponsors of pilgrims to ensure sponsor roles are understood and completed.

Secretary - Larry Verdier

Keeps minutes of all Board discussions, as well as leads special projects for the community.

Social (Kitchen) - Bev Haun

Works closely with the kitchen staff to ensure all food is available for the Walks.

Social (Kitchen) - Robin Shehan

Works closely with the kitchen staff to ensure all food is available for the Walks.

Treasurer - Lucy Trumbull

Worship - Jeff Markovic (Interim)

Works with the Community SD and Community LD in planning of monthly gatherings and leads worship for gatherings & Candlelight services

Member At Large - Chris Swofford

Community Links

Greater Cincinnati Chrysalis Community
431 Ohio Pike suite 302N Cincinnati, OH 45255
Email Contact: Board@CincinnatiChrysalis.com


Greater Dayton Emmaus
PO Box 292224
Dayton, OH 45249
Email Contact: PamJohnW@aol.com


Northern Lights Emmaus
PO Box 38
West Chester, OH 45071
Email Contact: RobertH346@aol.com


Wilmington Area Emmaus
PO Box 9191
Wilmington, OH 45177
Email Contact: info@wilmingtonemmaus.org


Limestone Ohio Valley Emmaus
PO Box 454
Maysville, KY 41056
Email Contact: downing@maysvilleky.net


Northern Kentucky Emmaus
PO Box 76037
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Email Contact: communications@nkemmaus.com


Southeastern Indiana Emmaus Community
PO Box 385
Dillsboro, IN 47018
Email Contact: webservant@seiemmaus.com


Kairos Prison Ministry
P.O. Box 14490 Columbus, OH 43214-0490
Email Contact: support@kairosohio.org