Emily Gail Dill
EmilyGail Dill is a minister of religion, an educator and arts professional. She currently serves as the Women in Ministry President for District 1 of the AME church and has been actively engaged in the politics of social justice for over 30 years.
Rev. Dill has experience in the public-school system as a Teacher, an Educational Therapist and a Counselor. She is passionate about the Arts having worked in the United States as a Theatrical Company Manager for JOB Productions and as the Manager of the Ruth Seaton James Center for the Performing Arts for 15 years. She also worked for the Bermuda Department of Tourism New York Office as a Tourism Development Officer and as the Acting Director of Sales and Marketing. Emilygail currently works as an Educational Therapist at Sandys Secondary Middle School.
Rev.Dill has the distinction of working for the World Council of Churches as the US Coordinator of the Ecumenical Decade for Churches in Solidarity with Women with responsibility for its initial launch in the US. She co-coordinated the Black Church Leaders Solidarity Journey to South Africa, an event that played an instrumental role in the dismantling of apartheid and the decision to release Nelson Mandela from prison. She was the sole youth participant in the Global Business Forum that resulted in the issuing of economic sanctions against South Africa.
She is a past President and Charter Member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.- Bermuda Chapter, former Teen Services Board Member and former Deputy Chair of the Bermuda Arts Council. In 2011 she was appointed as the Co-chairperson for the Entertainment Task Force (ETF). To fuel her passion for youth, she founded the Higher Visions and the Degrees of Excellence Educational organization.
Dr. Dill was educated the Berkeley Institute and Sandys Secondary School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Education from Spelman College in Atlanta, with a minor in Music and Theater; her Masters degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta with concentration in Leadership Development and Pastoral Counseling. She completed her doctorate in Leadership Development and Organization Dynamics from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and she earned her Human Resources Director Certification from Cornell University.