“I’m so grateful that the Lord graciously placed me in a Christian home where I was surrounded by the message of the Gospel! At the age of 5 I understood that I was born a sinner and needed a Savior, so I told my parents that I wanted to ask Jesus into my heart. With them beside me, I prayed and asked Jesus to be the Lord of my life. I’m very thankful for God’s daily mercy and the promise He gives that His children can never be plucked out of His hand! Although I desire to have an even stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father, I’m grateful that He has grown my desire for Him and His Word as I learn more about who He is and what He has done for me! He rescued me and now calls me His own—what a gift! ‘And the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.’ (Gal. 2:20)”
Melanie was born in Missouri and lived in several states as she grew up. When she was a sophomore in high school, her family moved to North Carolina, which she has been happy to call home ever since.
Melanie earned a B.S. in Office Administration and enjoys serving in the church office as Pastor’s secretary.
In 2007, Melanie married her best friend, Chad, who is a firefighter for the City of Raleigh. The Lord has given them four boys: Jacob, Nolan, Levi, and Silas. Chad and Melanie are very thankful for the godly heritage they have received from their parents, and they are striving to give that same gift to their sons.
Melanie treasures spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys singing and playing music, drinking coffee, and running. Family pizza nights and cheering on the UNC Tarheels with her husband and boys are a couple more of her favorite things!