Adventurous, passionate, and a fighter who is no stranger to adversity, Melanie has overcome many life threatening battles such as cancer, loss, eating disorders, domestic abuse and addictions.
In her 20s Melanie traveled to the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East as a missionary working with schools, native communities, prisons, churches, women and homeless shelters. For over a decade she pioneered and managed a national network of chaplains the “Billy Graham Rapid Response Team” who deployed to assist victims of crisis and disasters across North America including Hurricane Katrina 2005, Vancouver Olympics 2010, Southern Alberta Flood 2013, and the Moncton RCMP Shooting 2014. She recruited and developed these responders and trained over 2500 individuals across Canada from 2006-2014.
What’s Melanie’s favorite quote you ask?
“Let me tell you something you already know.
The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.
It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care
how tough you are it will beat you to your knees
and keep you there permanently if you let it.
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.
But it ain't about how hard ya hit.
It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
How much you can take and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done!”
Sylvester Stallone – ROCKY