Melissa has been doing youth ministry in some way, shape or form since 1998 and joined the staff of Holy Cross in 2015. She is passionate about teaching students God's Word, helping them learn how to read the Bible for themselves, and steering them in the direction of Jesus as they navigate this world...and adolescence! She enjoys sewing, reading novels, exercising, playing games, baking, and enjoying the products of said baking.
Melissa is married to the Rev. Jonathan Bennett and together they have three children: Hannah, Caleb and Lizzie.