Emily Bandfield
City Director
Emily graduated from Grand Valley State University, studying English and History. Originally from Sterling Heights, MI (a suburb of Detroit), she has always been fascinated with the city that her grandparents’ generation fled. Her first real experience with Detroit (aside from going to Tigers baseball games), was a service trip she took with her youth group in high school to help out with a summer camp for kids in the city. Emily was struck so profoundly with the discrepancies between suburb and city that seemed unfair and prompted her to ask herself a lot of tough questions She is excited about the ways in which CSM will be able to facilitate this work; to open doors for ready and willing hands to serve in meaningful ways that will better the ministries and organizations that work hard every day in this city. She is also thrilled for those who will be able to participate in these trips and catch a glimpse of the powerful things God is up to in Detroit.