Melanie is a musician and arts advocate who has served cross-culturally in Southeast Asia and North America. As a multi-instrumentalist and church worship facilitator, she has served with congregations in Malaysia, Cambodia, and the US. While working as a primary school and English as a Second Language teacher at an international school, she also had the joy of creating curriculum and co-facilitating a music program alongside local artists and community activists for students of many nationalities and cultures.
Melanie has a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master’s in Biblical Studies, and is currently a PhD student in Dallas, TX at DIU’s Center for Excellence in World Arts.
With a longing for shalom, her vision is to see multicultural communities worshiping and growing together in the pursuit of reconciliation, justice, and wholeness.