|Title:||Associate Lay Pastor from 1st January 2019|
Sandra Emery serves as the Human Resource Management Service, Chief of Labor and Employee Relations for the Malcomb Randall Veteran Affairs Health System, in Gainesville, Florida. She began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in September 2013. During her five years of employment, she has held various positions which include Human Resource Officer, Assistant Human Resource Officer and Human Resource Specialist. Sandra Emery possesses over 13 years of Human Resource Experience.
Sandra Emery was born on September 27, 1961 in Humboldt, Tennessee to the late Reverend and Mrs. A. D. Emery. She attended Humboldt, High School and graduated in May 1979. Following graduation, she enlisted in the United States Army in April 1980.
Sandra Emery devoted over 28 years of service to her country, retiring at the rank of Command Sergeant Major in June 2008. She was awarded decorative medals which include the Bronze star (2nd Award) for combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan; the distinguished Legion of Merit for her exceptional service to our country; Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award); Army Accommodation Medal (3rd Award); Army Achievement Medal (4th Award) and various other citations.
Sandra Emery received her Associate of Science in General Education at Central Texas College, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Master of Science in Business Management (Cum Lade) at Trident University International, Cypress California. She also possesses a Certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Conflict Resolution.
Sandra Emery has one son, Dexter Lamont Emery who resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She also has nine siblings, (8) Sisters and (1) Brother that reside in the states of Tennessee and Illinois. Sandra Emery comes from a long line of ministers, deacons, gospel singers, musicians and believers in Christ. She finally accepted her calling to ministry in October 2018 and is preparing her application for acceptance to Metropolitan Community Church Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program.
Sandra Emery’s hobbies include spending time with family, fishing, bike riding, spending time with her dog “Ace” and relaxing whenever the opportunity presents itself.