Though not a life long Episcopalian, Melinda has been a member of the community
for over twenty years. She has served on the vestry and been president of two different Episcopal Church Women chapters,
as well as serving as a Sunday School teacher. She is the mother of two grown children and grandmother of three. The
daughter of an Air Force Airman, she moved quite a bit as a child, as well as in her adulthood, living in eight
states (several of those twice), one U.S. territory and a foreign country. Thus, she enjoys meeting new people
and extending a welcoming hand to friends and strangers alike.