Stephen W Emerick, Poet~Psychologist, Native American Flute Player

Stephen W Emerick, Poet~Psychologist, and Native American Flute Player
7071 Corporate Way ~ Suite 104, Centerville Ohio 45459

Phone: (937) 271-9560  Fax: (937) 439-3747. E-Mail:


Stephen is a poet~psychologist and Native American Flute Player who resides in Centerville, Ohio USA. In 2015 he entered partial retirement from his psychology practice to allow for greater expression of his love for the Creator and family, the seven directions, Native American Flute, poetry and nature.

His educational background includes graduate degrees in: Psychology–PHD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Psychology from The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio USA; Psychology (Master of Arts), Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana USA; A Seminary degree (Master of Divinity) from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio USA. He is a  psychologist in the state of Ohio, USA.

Stephen is a Member of: The Ohio Psychological Association; The American Counseling Association; The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute; and the International Positive Psychology Association. He is also a member of the Miami Valley Flute Circle, Sun Watch Village.

Stephen is the proud father of Shawna Ruth Emerick (BA Degree in Dance from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana; Yoga Instructor and Thai Body Work Specialist). Shawna  has done volunteer work in Thailand with Cross Cultural Solutions; received training and certification in Thai Massage while in Thailand; and studied Yoga in India. Shawna is married to Geoffrey Enriquez of New York City, and they are expecting their first child May 2015, a boy!

Stephen is the proud father of Olivia Grace Emerick (MA Degree in Forensic Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois). Olivia is a specialist in Mental Health and working in a large psychiatric hospital in Chicago Illinois. Stephen enjoys sharing  with Olivia in this field of common interest. Stephen has come to admire Olivia for her perseverance, her love of service and justice, and her humility. It was because of Olivia that Stephen was introduced to Peru. This was after Olivia had completed a number of months of volunteer service with Cross Cultural Solutions in Lima Peru. Stephen and Shawna went to Peru, met up with Olivia…then trekked the Andes, and also flew into the Amazon region for more exploring. Olivia is married to Tarance Powell of Chicago!

Stephen is married to the creative artist Deborah Lynn Emerick. Deborah has received the feathered artist presentation when her work was purchased and placed on display at Children’s Medical Center, Dayton Ohio! She was also commissioned by Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Ohio. Her work is on permanent display in the Cardio-Thoracic Hospital Wing, Dayton Ohio.

Her creative art expressions include fabric arts; wearable art clothing; art dolls; painting; commissioned work, and the unique and creative art of just what you would not find any where else! Deborah is a nursing graduate of Ohio State University, and is also one of the finest nurses in the USA!

Stephen’s role model for change has been his father, Dr. Rev. Samuel Emerick.  Sam was one of the original persons in the early stage and development of a Fund for Humanity, which eventually became Habitat for Humanity. Millard Fuller, who also founded Habitat,  passed away in February 2009. When this organization was first formed, Samuel was elected its first Chairman of the Board. While Chairman, Stephen and his father traveled to Zaire, Africa (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) for Samuel Emerick’s consultation with Habitat projects in that country. Samuel crossed over January 13 of 2012. His legacy and that of those dreamers one and all….lives on in the hearths of homes around the world.

Stephen’s relationships with his brother’s Craig and John continues to deepen with the passing years.

NEW CD! Peace Washes Over Me. You can find my CD at Thank you!

Stephen’s travels have included areas of the US and Baja, Scotland (including the Hebrides Islands), England, Norway, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Africa (then a country known as Zaire) and most recently, Peru. He and his daughters trekked the Andes Mountains and climbed to Machu Pichu. This was followed by 5 days in an eco retreat in the Amazon. Stephen is a regular visitor to southeastern Ohio and the Hocking Hills area, where he does much of his nature poetry and Native American flute compositions.

Stephen is indebted to Award Winning Photographer Jim Crotty for the use of some of the enclosed images. Stephen met Jim at The Inn at Cedar Falls, and hasn’t been the same since. Jim is a masterful photographer and Image Maker of Nature! Thank you Jim!

Stephen near The Inn at Cedar Falls….

Stephen Emerick at the Inn at Cedar Falls photography by Jim Crotty

18 Responses to Stephen W Emerick, Poet~Psychologist, Native American Flute Player

  1. admin says:

    Glad to see you on line!

  2. Dave B says:

    I am so proud that you have taken the time to express your inner you, your love, and your sense of wonder

  3. I like your site, the combination of words and photographs–it’s true alchemy. Now, if I could just figure out how to make the book store hyperlink work.


  4. Shannon says:

    Your niece is very, very proud of you and loves you very much…

  5. Missy says:

    I stumbled on this site and am amazed by
    your incredible poety!

  6. peanut says:

    Beautiful photography and poetry! I love your latest poems!

  7. Bret Conard says:

    A terrific site! (And that’s a professional opinion!)

    Steve, it has been a distinct pleasure to have known you for all these years. The genuine compassion for mankind and nature I have witnessed in you have become the benchmark to which others are compared.

    I remain grateful for everything professionally, personally and spiritually.

    God Bless

  8. Gary Gottfried says:


    What a blessing you have become. I pray that your life continues to be a blessing.

    Rev. Gary A. Gottfried
    A friend you had a the University of Evansville back in 1970.

  9. stephen ringenberg says:

    Dear Steve- sorry I misplaced the card you sent. I got lucky and thought of googling to find you- I will be in touch- by the way- watch out for missy- sounds too friendly (kidding) also- I still have my Invincible helmet for throwing A&W root beer quarts when needed .

  10. Nancy (Brindle) Seller says:

    Hello!! I too thought to google you as the RHS class of ’69 reunion is coming up!
    I am so pleased to hear about all the amazing things you and your lovely family are up to.
    It would be great to see you at the renunion if you are nearby!


    Olá. Sou Emerick e adorei ver vc aqui. Pena , não falo inglês mas alguém vai traduzir para vc. Moro em Brasília, capital do Brasil, vc sabe. Aqui é muito bom e tento conhecer os emericks do mundo. Muito prazer.

  12. admin says:

    Thank you for your contact! Amazing to hear from an Emerick in Brazil!
    Stephen Emerick

  13. Jim Crotty says:

    My best wishes to you and Shawna for a successful and fulfilling workshop weekend at The Inn, Stephen. I was just there this past weekend to present my program on fall nature photography. I had a group of 16, all of whom enjoyed themselves and the photographic venues immensely. It truly is a sacred place, one which continues to call for my return, again and again.

  14. Este blog é tão bom que eu viria aqui todos os dias.

  15. Manter, com o bom trabalho, ansioso por ler o seu novo material.

  16. Site bacana.

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