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Emily Nolan

Middle School Minister

Office: 262.781.3480, Ext. 243

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”
--Servant of God Dorothy Day

Emily grew up in a Catholic family in Menomonee Falls. When she was in high school, there were a few adults in her life who made it a point to show her that she was loved, and emphasized that God loved her. This helped her fall in love with Jesus and the Catholic Church. After graduating from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, she attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where she studied Theology and Catholic Studies.

During college, Emily had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome. While there, she realized how beautiful it is to study with Catholics from all around the world. In addition to her studies, living in the Eternal City provided a space to encounter the Saints and the Early Church in a way far different than a textbook could explain. The experiences Emily had in Rome helped form her faith into what it is today.

Emily also spent two summers serving as a Totus Tuus Missionary where teams of young adults spend the summer serving a number of parishes by leading a daytime camp for first through sixth graders and an evening program and events with middle and high school students. These summers on mission strengthened her zeal for evangelization and desire to share the fruits of her prayer while inviting those she encountered to enter into prayer themselves.

Emily is very excited to return home to the Milwaukee area and serve the Church here through her ministry at St. Dominic as the Middle School Coordinator. She can’t wait to build a community of intentional disciples and a place where all are seen, known, and loved as beloved children of God.

In her free time, you can find her reading books, playing violin, writing poetry, and enjoying time with her family.