Melissa Ellison

Deacon

Class of 2015

Service: New Arrivals, Fellowship

What are your spiritual gifts?

My spiritual gifts are service and mercy.  My mother reminds me that ever since my 3 year old preschool class, I have had a heart for reaching out to those in need.  As an adult I became a social worker to care for the mentally ill and also the elderly.  Now at Third, I hope I am continuing to use these gifts to provide care and comfort.

Tell us about your hobbies and family

My husband Charlie and I have been married for 17 years.  We have two boys, Charles and Andrew.  I enjoy teaching Pilates, reading historical fiction, and cooking.