Dr. Melissa Kirkpatrick is our Director of Education Ministries. In this position, she coordinates the Christian Education (CE) programs at MPC. She also serves as a resource to the middle and high school youth groups.
A Certified Christian Educator and ruling elder, Melissa has served several churches in National Capital Presbytery and has also worked with several Presbytery committees, including the Worship & Theology Committee, which she co-chaired for four years. She currently serves on the Presbytery Council.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she holds degrees from Southwestern University (TX), Wesley Theological Seminary and American University, where she completed a doctorate in history, focusing on the role of religion in American culture. She teaches the seminar in Reformed Theology offered biennially at Wesley, and she is also a member of the Reformed Institute's Company of Teachers. In that capacity, she teaches courses on various topics in American religious history.