Emmalyn is a performing artist, pianist, composer, singer, dancer, and teacher who uses her God-given talents in the Music and Dance Ministries. She is deeply involved with several interfaith groups and serves as board member, music and dance minister. In the Dance Ministry, Emmalyn is Vice President for the Southern California Chapter of the Sacred Dance Guild, Director of Chapters for the International Sacred Dance Guild, member of the Alleluia Dance Theater and director of Movin’ With the Spirit Ensemble. Her original music and choreography have been performed across the United States and in Canada.
Emmalyn comes from a strong, Christian, military family. Her father is a retired Army Lt. Colonel and her husband is a 30-year veteran Master Gunnery Sergeant Marine. Also, her son (Staff Sergeant) and her brother-in-law (Major) are serving together in the Air Force. Emmalyn also has several son-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews who are (or have been) active in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Her long-term connection with the military allows for a unique situation in which she is able to serve both military and civilian communities through her ministries.
She is a liturgical musician for the Military Chaplain Corps and the Military Catholic Archdiocese at Camp Pendleton, California. In the military realm, the physical building of the church or chapel is a community building. The facility is used by all faiths with their services held at different times. As music director, Emmalyn ministers to all faiths (Protestant, Catholic and non-denominational) directing adult, youth and children’s choirs. She is also active with the Praise Band, Christian Women’s Fellowship and in the Prison Ministry where she volunteers as music teacher and choir director. Supporting her family is still Emmalyn’s main priority; her mission is to spread the word of God through music, song and dance. Dancing in the Light, Emmalyn’s first CD, was given to chaplains assigned at Camp Pendleton who have been deployed to the Middle East to share with the troops. Her next two albums Songs of Celebration and Sister Moon are currently in progress. However, she will be releasing singles from these collections.