In addition to leading children's ministries at our Lake County site, Melanie serves as a 3rd grade teacher at the International Community School. She holds a degree in elementary education from the University of Eastern Michigan and has been educating children since 1996 at various schools (public and private) in Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. In 1998, Melanie and her husband, Eric, moved from Tennessee to Florida. In 2002 God introduced them to Summit Church, where they were faithful volunteers in the children's and music ministries for more than 10 years. Late in 2012, Melanie and Eric moved out to Eustis along with their three daughters, Aviles, Alaila and Amarige, and were quickly welcomed into the family at Northland at Lake County. Melanie feels God has prepared her through all of her previous experiences just for this wonderful opportunity to serve the families of our growing congregation in Lake County.