Who are we?

Still Water Scarves is a charitable trust set up by a group of women who are committed to producing prayer scarves to deepen women's faith and to raise funds to support organisations who are working to restore, protect, and rehabilitate the victims of human trafficking.

Here we introduce you to our key people.

Lisa Emerson - co-founder and trustee

Lisa was the originator of Still Water Scarves, - and co-founder and trustee. She lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with her husband, Bruce, and her two younger daughters (plus three canine companions). She is an elder and lay preacher at Palmerston North Central Baptist Church. In her day job, she is a Professor of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at Massey University.

 Robyn Verdonk - co-founder and trustee, artistic director

Robyn is a co-founder and trustee for Still Water Scarves, and its artistic director. She lives on a beautiful block of land in the Manawatu, with her husband, two alpacas and a lot of bees! She is an artist, and a teacher aid at her local school.

Emily MacKay - model and social media manager


Emily MacKay, our model and social media manager, lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and is a past student and executive prefect at Palmerston North Girls High School.  She is currently on a gap year - with her dreams of travelling the world put on hold by the COVID-19 virus - and plans to study education and psychology at University in 2021.


Lizzy MacKay - photographer and designer

Lizzy MacKay is a Year 12 student at Palmerston North Girls High School and passionate about art, photography, architecture and all aspects of design. She is the photographer for our website and all our social media - and is looking forward to a career in architecture or design.