"Melissa embodies the playfulness of Sandra Bullock,
the wit of Sarah Palin,
the thoughtfulness of Beth Moore,
the charm of Jennifer Aniston,
the inspiration of Ruth Graham,
and continues to be my ongoing speaker of preference."
--Pastor David White, Ph.D
Senior Pastor, NorthPark Community Church
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Suzanne Deedon and I was the MOPS Co-Coordinator at the Grace Baptist MOPS group in the Santa Clarita Valley for two years. I was in charge of booking all of our speakers for my time in that position. During that time, we asked Melissa Maimone to come and speak, and without a doubt, she is AMAZING! I have actually had the privilege of hearing her speak on several occasions since then and each time I come away feeling inspired, renewed, and excited about my relationship with our Lord. She is biblically sound, yet personable. What I love about Melissa is that she has such a huge wheel house of tools, too! She has done monologues, acting, public speaking, and so much more.
After each of our speakers, we ask our leadership team what feedback they received concerning the topic/speaker, and with Melissa, we have always gotten high praises. She is real and honest, and the women I know who have seen her speak are always excited to see her again! In our MOPS group, although we are a Christian group, our members vary in religious beliefs, from Christian to non-believers. And while Melissa never compromises her Christian beliefs, she is able to speak to and reach all of us. She has a wonderful gift, and I promise you will not be disappointed if you have her come speak to your group.
MOPS Co-Coordinator, Grace Baptist Church
"I have had the pleasure of hearing Melissa speak on multiple occasions and my expectations have been surpassed each time! Melissa has an incredible gift of connecting with her audience in a way that is truly meaningful and authentic...you feel as if she has been a part of your group for a long time! As a Pastor who has to bring in guest speakers regularly, it is great to work with people like Melissa who are not only professional and thorough, but who are just plain fun and deliver what we asked her to do!"
-- Pastor Eric Johns, Associate Pastor NorthPark Community Church
I can't thank you enough for the beauty and grace you bring to our church and all it's activities. The women's retreat was wonderful again this year--an uplifting respite for so many of us thanks to you and the women's ministries group. You have a way of doing everything so beautifully...it's apparent that everything is done with love and thoughtfulness. You are a precious treasure, Melissa, and I thank you for all your efforts--they are appreciated more than you'll ever know."
--From Tammy S.
"Melissa Maimone spoke at our Annual Friendship Tea at Trinity Classical Academy this past fall. She was a delight! The young ladies of the school so enjoyed hearing her speak to what it means to be a friend when we say we are a follower of Christ.
You could see from the way the girls hung on her every word that Melissa was making a connection with them. She used Scripture, personal stories/testimonies, and humor to reach our girls. It was a pleasure to have her!We will definitely seek other avenues to have her speak at our school."
--Liz Caddow, Head of School, Trinity Classical Academy
"Melissa knows God and Melissa knows women and any group that is privileged enough to spend any time with her will attest to that fact. Melissa speaks from a place of wisdom, authenticity, and grace, and she leaves you feeling encouraged and known. I would hire Melissa in a heartbeat.
--Tracy Klehn, author of "Growing Friendships" and "Prayer Starters for Busy Moms" (Bethany House)
Ok, so I HAD to let them say something...
Dear Person Thinking of Hiring Our Daughter to Speak--
Of COURSE you should have her speak at your event! She learned everything she knows from us! She's brilliant, funny, kind, warm-hearted, and has FANTASTIC parents..
Pete & Nancy (aka Melissa's Parents)