Melissa joined our staff in 2005 along with her husband Jim as a Youth Group Leader, working with youth in 6th-12th grades. In 2014, she took on the additional role of Ambassador of Connections & Learning, working with the children of all ages as well as young adults. Melissa has been on 11 Mission trips with the Youth Group including an International Mission Trip to Guatemala in 2015. She also volunteers bi-weekly at Love Inc. of Boone County.
Melissa attended Ball State University where she studied Early Education, and graduated from Lawrence North High School. She and her husband, Jim, have been married 19 years and live in Thorntown with their two sons Sam and Ben. She also loves animals and raises chickens, has pet rabbits, and 3 dogs named Emmy, Willow and Ruby. She enjoys attending her son’s football games and other sporting events, camping with her family, baking and volunteering.