Shelter Ministry Team Leader & Ministry Facilitator
Melody (Burke) Perkins began earnestly following Christ while an undergraduate at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, after growing up in a large, energetic Catholic family in Nashville, TN. In her early adult years she worked in social work and elementary education, volunteering in her spare time in college ministry at Christ Community (PCA). She moved to St. Louis in 1996 to complete a Covenant Seminary degree and seek a career in mercy ministry or missions. Melody began working full-time for Grace & Peace in 1999, as Administrator and Shelter Team Leader. Expansion of both roles led to her present title in late 2007. Melody married her husband, Todd, in July 2008 and lives in Richmond Heights. She loves using God-given talents and skills to glorify Him, including discipleship, mercy ministry, teaching, writing, stewardship, and interpersonal relationship opportunities. In her free time, Melody enjoys time with family including four small grandchildren, as well as reading, singing, crafts, projects, catching up on movies she hasn't seen yet, and being outdoors.