Emily Byrne Joining Staff

We are thrilled to be welcoming Emily Byrne to our staff as a new children's minister. Emily and her husband, Dalton, will begin serving at Lakeside on Sunday, April 24. They will be available for a meet and greet following services in the lobby.

Emily comes to us from Decatur, IL, most recently serving as the children's minister at First Church of the Nazarene, and having previously completed internships at First Christian Church in Decatur. She attended Cincinnati Christian University before transferring to Grace College, where she received a BA in educational ministry in 2021. Emily is currently enrolled at Lincoln Christian Seminary.

Dalton is a senior at Lincoln Christian University. Emily & Dalton will be moving to Springfield from Lincoln in the near future.