Melisa was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area and loves living here. She and her husband, Darren, have one son. In 1998 they ran their own coffee shop for three years and enjoyed meeting all the great people they called their customers. Melisa has worked for City Church since 2007 in administrative roles. She started working for City Hope as an intern in 2015 as part of her seminary training. Melisa graduated with an M.Div. from the Newbigin-Western Theological Seminary program in 2016 and is now working part time at City Hope as our volunteer manager.