Melissa spent her childhood running around barefoot in Brazil where her parents were missionaries. She returned to the United States for college where she fell in love and married Matt. They still live in their first little house, with their two daughters and three cats. Melissa was raised on Music Machine, Bullfrogs & Butterflies, and Kids Praise and can still sing most of the songs (go ahead, challenge her!). She remembers how much her Sunday School teachers taught her and believes strongly in the power of Children’s Ministry to reinforce what parents are teaching at home. It is her desire that each of the children at Cornerstone would grow in their relationship with Jesus, and their knowledge of the Bible during their time at church. She is so grateful for the opportunity to work with the precious children of Cornerstone alongside the many volunteers. Melissa loves spending time with her family, reading, ballet, mashed potatoes, organizing, singing, anything in Portuguese, flowers, pizza, the smell after it rains, chocolate & peanut butter, theater, and of course, KIDS!