Michael and Emily Liebler

Church Planting Resident

If you had to sum up your responsibilities at Grace in one sentence, what would it be?

Michael: Emily and I are preparing to plant a church on Long Island, NY!

Emily: Plan and prepare to start a brand new church on Long Island, NY that will inspire people to follow Jesus!

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Michael: You don’t go into an opportunity, you grow into an opportunity.  Never stop investing in yourself. – John Maxwell

Emily: Oh man…there is so much.  My grandma’s advice of “Let God be your guide all the days of your life” stands out.

What do you do for fun?

Michael: I love to spoil my dog Amigo, read, play board games, play Fortnite on occasion, and watch The Office on repeat.

Emily: Cook, eat, watch movies, play board games

What is one verse from the Bible by which you try to live your life?

Michael: Love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you should love one another.  Your love for one another will prove to the world the you are my disciples. – John 13:34-35

Emily: Romans 12:2, which says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

What is your favorite movie?

Michael: This is a difficult question but if I had to answer I think I would say Oceans 11.  For me, it’s the perfect blend of comedy, action, and intellect.

Emily: I love sooo many movies – how could I choose just one?!  I will say that I particularly enjoy watching a good trilogy or series of any kind.