Chris and Melissa met at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and were married on February 9th, 2013. Melissa served as a teacher in Santa Cruz for the 2011-2012 school year through South America Mission and they both were excited to be back in the region that captured their hearts. They served together in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia as teachers and mentors at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center, a pre-k through 12 private Christian school, in 2015-2017. They worked to see God glorified in the hearts of students so that their families and community were transformed through God’s love.
In 2017, they transitioned back to the US and moved down to Charlotte, NC, where Melissa joined the US SAM office staff as a writer and marketing coordinator. She has a passion for effective and compelling communication, missionary care, and story telling.