Melanie was born and raised in the American Midwest and grew up attending church and participating in worship teams from an early age. One of her most formational times of faith was while attending a Christian college in Kansas. It was there, surrounded by Christian friends, where she started to grow into the calling God had for her.
Melanie served as a chapel leader for 3 years in college, organizing and planning services on a regular basis and leading a worship team and the chapel services themselves. She graduated from Manhattan Christian College in spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Worship Ministry. While in college, she served as a tech team volunteer at a large church. Her work in summer camps brought her up to Brightwood Camp near Entwistle, which is where she met her future husband, Kris. Melanie moved to Canada, began attending Trinity Baptist, and quickly became a volunteer on our worship teams. Melanie began her current role as our interim worship director early in the pandemic in July 2020. She has been serving and leading among us ever since!