A Little About Dr. Mel
 
Ministry Experience
*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

 
Writing Career
*20+ years industry experience
*Founder of CT Writers Chapter of the ACW
*Former member of Maine Chapter of the ACW
*2018 Writer of the Year, GPCWC
*Writer's Conference Presenter 
*Book Writing/Publishing Coach
*Author of Pastoral Care & Counseling books
*Health & Nutrition Researcher
*Freelance Writer
*Journalist/Columnist

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...
Family
  • 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
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