A Little About Dr. Mel
*DMin, Pastoral Care & Counseling
(Calvary International, Summa Cum Laude) 
*30+ years of combined Urban/Rural Ministry
*Speaker at Women's Conferences & Retreats
*Former Online Mentor-Focus on the Family
*Adjunct Bible College Professor
*Bible Study/Small Group Leader
*Staff -local church Pastoral Care & Counseling Ministry
Writing Career
*20+ years industry experience
*Founder of CT Writers Chapter of the ACW
*Former member of Maine Chapter of the ACW
*Writer's Conference Workshop Leader 
*Book Writing/Publishing Coach
*Author of Pastoral Care & Counseling books
*Freelance Writer

Work Experience (Concurrent with Ministry)
* State & Federal Dept. of Education/Rehabilitation 
*Formerly certified Mental Health Counselor
*Legislative Committee of what is now 'Common Core'
*Certified Horticultural Therapist
*Educational Service Coordinator

And then there were all those jobs in college...A game room attendant, a chicken farm worker, a steak house waitress...
  • Happily married to Joe
  • Blended family of 7 adult kids
  • Grandparents to 10 princes and princesses
Thoughts on Hobbies
  • Gardening is therapeutic
  • The beach is a place to frequent often
  • Eclectic and historic towns are intriguing
Are You Thriving or Just Surviving?

You were created to live an abundant, joy-filled, thriving life of purpose and passion. None of us are born knowing how to thrive. We have to learn. My goal is to equip you to live with more than you have now. Browse my site, buy the books, read the blogs, and reach out to me. 
                                                               Dr. Mel 


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