Emily Vermilya

Assistant Professor

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Theology and Ministry


Christian Worship


 Curriculum Vitae

Ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church


The Rev. Emily Vermilya, DWS, serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Worship in the School of Theology and Ministry department at Indiana Wesleyan University.  A native Hoosier, Emily has spent more than 20 year serving the local church in the areas of Worship, Ministerial Development, and Administration in both Indiana and Colorado. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (B.A. 1997) and The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (M.W.S. 2009, D.W.S. 2012), and has served small, mid-sized, and large congregations, as well as served as a faculty member for The Webber Institute and Asbury Theological Seminary. She recently was a part of the faculty of the Leitourgia Project being conducted by Seattle Pacific University and has been privileged to contribute to several worship blogs and other publications. 

Emily is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and also serves as Head Coach for Women’s Swimming at IWU. She lives in Marion, Indiana, with her husband, Jim, and has two children: Silas and Aynsley. 


  • DWS - Doctorate of Worship Studies
    2012, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
    Dissertation Title: “Training and Equipping Mentors of Worship Students at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana”
  • MWS - Master of Worship Studies
    2009, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • BA - Communication Arts, minor in Church Music
    1997, Indiana Wesleyan University

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4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953