Mel grew up in Sydney and responded to God’s call to follow Jesus as a teenager at her local church youth group. Since finishing school, Mel joined the Police Force thinking this would be her life-long career. After going on an intercultural trip with her church in 2015, it became clear that God had other long-term plans. Mel started on a discernment journey at the end of 2015, being involved in the Baptist Mission Australia i68 program, and is now preparing to serve long-term among the K people of the Silk Road.
Mel loves people, culture and the outdoors. She loves spending time with people and learning more about them, and is passionate about seeing people develop their own distinctive ways of following Jesus. She is looking forward to being immersed in the K culture and building relationships with the K people.
Mel is currently working part time and studying a Bachelor of Ministry in Sydney. Mel is excited to join the team on the Silk Road and be part of what God is already doing among the K people.