Emily Nelms Chastain
Rev. Emily Nelms Chastain is a doctoral student at the Boston University School of Theology, focusing on American Religious History, with specific concentrations on both Methodist studies and women’s inclusion in the Church. She graduated from Claremont School of Theology in 2019 with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Religion, and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007 with a B.A. in History. She is an Ordained Deacon and full clergy member of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Working at King's Chapel gives her the opportunity to connect her love of American Religious History to the community of Boston and to each visitor's own cultural history. She's an avid college football and basketball fan and follows her alma mater, the UAB Blazers, very closely. Since her arrival in Boston in 2020, she has also adopted the Boston Celtics as her home team. When she's not cheering on her favorite teams, you'll find her nose in some type of book, whether for academic purposes or for pleasure.