With roots in B.C. (and stints in Southwestern Ontario and Dallas, Texas), Mel and his wife, LaDonna, have been in Edmonton since 2014. What he loves most about Ellerslie is working with a staff team who are excited about working together to bring Jesus and people together in Southwest Edmonton … and, that he gets paid to help people see the beauty, relevance and truth in God’s Word, and how it actually brings life to those who engage it. When he’s not working, Mel just might be found producing a latte with his stove-top Moka pot. If he can escape Edmonton he loves cross country biking with his son or finding a remote lake on which to canoe with LaDonna. Mel strives to live for the vision described in Colossians 1:28-29.
“[Jesus] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.”
— Colossians 1:28-29 (NIV)