Melissa has been the Small Groups Director at River Pointe | West End Church in Richmond, Texas for over 4 years now.
Before coming into ministry, Melissa began her career as an engineer on the Space Shuttle then moved into the oil & gas and chemical industry overseeing national and international projects as a Project Manager. Now, she loves utilizing the leadership skills gained from her work experiences in God’s Kingdom.
In education, she has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, M.S. in Space Studies, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies at Denver Seminary. She is on track to graduate this Fall!
As the Small Groups Director, she enjoys creating opportunities for people to meet, connect, and grow together in faith! One of the biggest ways she sees God working through her is in marriage ministry. “We had a program for pre-marital counseling and divorce care, but nothing in between to help couples through their marriage. God uses my marriage and witness to the impacts of 7 divorces in my immediate family to share God’s design for marriage gently and compassionately with others. As a wife, I had to learn to see my spouse through God’s mirror, not mine. “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30 NIV). We want to be known as the church that invests and cares about your marriage. In the past four years, we’ve seen couples pray together for the first time, move back in after filing divorce papers, serve together, and so much more. God is good!”
She’s been married 17 years to her husband, Lindsey. They love spending time together in Colorado hiking, hunting, and going on long walks!