This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people who work and live in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.
Emily Leuther moved to Fulton in 2015, and a year later married her husband, Brad Leuther. She is a registered nurse, but two years ago, she put that job on pause to be a stay-at-home mom for her three boys: Parker, Cruz and Nash.
To get more involved, she and her husband purchased the old Seventh-day Adventist Church with the plans to turn it into commercial properties. She plans on cleaning up the hillside to hopefully have a view of Memorial Park, and, if so, naming the property Parkview Plaza.
Q: What was your first job?
I'm from Potosi, Missouri. I worked at the YMCA of the Ozarks there at age 16 as a waitress.
Q: Who inspires you most?
My husband; he's so hardworking and takes care of us.
Q: What have you done in your life that has been the most fulfilling?
Traveling. Of course, having a family. But I live to travel. We've been all over.
Q: What is something you are proud of that you have been recognized for?
Being an RN. I've been a nurse since 2015. I've always been in a hospital setting. It's so rewarding, but its a tough job.
Q: If you can do any job in the world, what would it be?
I would love to be, like, a traveling food and wine critic. If not that, I've always wanted to be the owner of my own bakery and coffee shop.
Q: What is a job you wouldn't want to do?
I don't want to work sitting at an office desk all day without any windows. I just couldn't do that again. I admire people who can do it because I know so many people have office jobs like that, but I couldn't do it anymore.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Callaway County?
Even though it's a larger town, it has a small town vibe. Everyone is really friendly and it's a child-friendly town. It's a good community to raise a family in.