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Emily Schmidt

Founder & Executive Director

    Emily Schmidt was born and raised in Mechanicsburg.  At a young age, she developed a love for coffee and a desire to someday open a coffee shop.  After marrying her husband and having three children, Emily began pursuing her dream of opening a coffee shop.  At the same time, Emily and her husband considered adopting a child.  When considering adopting a child, Emily learned many older children are aging out of foster care without a permanent family or a plan for their future.  After much prayer, planning and waiting on the Lord for His plan and timing, the idea of the Cracked Pot Coffee Shop was born!  Emily decided to open a faith-based, non-profit coffee shop that will employ foster children aging out of foster care in her hometown.  Emily is excited for this opportunity and what the Lord has in store for the Cracked Pot.

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