Melanie comes to First Presbyterian Church from the Traverse City Area. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Music. Her principal instruments are voice and piano. She is also learning to play the guitar by teaching young people during the school year. Melanie has been an active vocal director at the Old Town playhouse in Traverse City. She teaches, performs and accompanies in the Grand Traverse Area, and has enjoyed helping to encourage and coach contemporary worship teams starting out in the Grand Traverse Area.
Melanie also enjoys reading, drawing and composing/arranging music. She has a heart for Contemporary worship and the people at First Presbyterian Church who have just opened their arms wide in welcome to her. Melanie believes in Declarative Worship that proclaims Who and What God Is. “Take a good look at me, God, my God. I want to look life in the eye, so no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face. I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms. I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers.” Psalm 13:3-6 The Message