Emilie Steinnagel

Emilie Steinnagel‘s handbell journey began the first day handbells were brought to St. Luke Lutheran Church in Gales Ferry, CT. She was one of the rosy-cheeked children chosen to demonstrate how easily handbells can be learned. When Emilie was in eighth grade, Jane needed one more ringer and roped her into the handbell world for good. Emilie played under Jane’s direction for five years and went on both Bells to Britain tours with the St. Luke Lutheran Church Concert Handbell Choir. While attending Smith College, she was president of the handbell choir and taught a two week beginner handbell class called “How Not to Ring Wrong.” Upon moving to the greater Boston area, Emilie joined the Back Bay Ringers, where she met her husband, Krishna Ersson. She now lives in Guilford, CT with Krishna and their son, Kyan, and is a mostly stay-at-home mom and an Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services crisis clinician through Middlesex Hospital