Melissa has been the Wedding Coordinator at Grace Lutheran since 2006. Melissa was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After receiving her Masters Degree in Hotel and Food Service Management, she moved to Washington, DC to take a sales position with Hilton Hotels. After a number of years in sales, she decided to become a meeting planner and took a job with National Association of Life Underwriters and then took an Assistant Director of Meetings with the US Conference of Mayors. It was working at Hilton that she met her husband Cory (who is from North St. Paul, MN). They married in Washington, DC and then moved to Farmington, MN in 2003. Melissa and Cory have two children – Madison (age 13) and Kyle (age 10). Melissa currently works full time with the Minnesota Reading Corps as a Literacy Tutor at North Trail Elementary School.