Melissa has always loved details and organizing. School supply shopping was a favorite activity each year (and was really the only kind of shopping she enjoyed). A combination of that love of administration and a calling to ministry and discipleship in college was the perfect setup for what she gets to do every day at Student Life.
For the past ten years, Melissa has coordinated the community projects for Mission Camp participants as they go and serve each week in the summer. Getting to talk with churches about their students desire to serve, and placing them in a setting to stretch these muscles is so rewarding to her. This year she has transitioned to a role that involves more camp preparations, behind the scenes details, and communication directly with churches. It is a joy to be a part of serving the local church in this capacity, especially when coordinating logistics is a favorite past-time.
Melissa received her undergraduate degree from The University of TN, Chattanooga in 2000 and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005. After spending 3 summers with LifeWay through Centrifuge during seminary, and another couple years in ministry within the local church, Birmingham and Student Life became home in the fall of 2006. She is married to Josh, and has two children, Levi and Lydia.