Melissa Maimone is a sought-after Christian speaker and author for women's events, retreats, and conferences. She is the author of "The Radiant Midnight: Depression, Grace, and the Gifts of a Dark Place" and "Gathering Dandelions". She brings a message of messy, magnificently authentic faith with depth, humor, and astute biblical teaching. She engages her audience with art, Scripture, story-telling, and a conversational approach. Simply put, Melissa stirs women to discover a deeper relationship with God.
With her unique blend of theology, humor, and lessons from her own battle with depression, Melissa provides down-to-earth lessons, practical application, and life-changing perspectives. She speaks to real women who are living real lives in the midst of real problems.
Meet Melissa Maimone
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She opens the Bible and she opens her heart. When Melissa speaks, your audience will laugh, cry, and say "YES! She gets me!" More importantly, they will come to understand that God loves them madly, deeply, and intentionally, just as they are.
Women leave their time with Melissa equipped with biblical, realistic, and transferrable tools to live a life of JOY, no matter what they face in life.
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Melissa is the author of The Radiant Midnight: Depression, Grace, and the Gifts of a Dark Place (Harvest House Publishers) and Gathering Dandelions: Meditations and Musings on Faith, Fracture, and Beauty Mistaken for a Weed.
Melissa has been a featured speaker at various Christian camps, women's events and retreats throughout the United States. Melissa's writing has appeared on Lysa Terkhurst's Proverbs 31 blog, in Lifeway's HomeLife Magazine, and various other media outlets. She's been a guest on Kathi Lipps's Clutterfree Academy Webcast, TBN, and KKLA Christian Radio. She also makes regular appearances on popular podcasts discussing a wide range of topics for women.
She is on the speaker roster for Compassion International, a world-wide organization dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. She is passionate about their work and is honored to be part of a nationally recognized leader in changing the lives of children, their families, and their communities.
Melissa served as the Director of Women’s Ministry (along with wearing a few other hats!) at a large church in Santa Clarita, CA for over a decade. She uses her wide range of church experience and her B.A. in Organizational Management to mentor other women in leadership.
She and her husband Danny live in Southern California. They are parents to Cole, a research assistant living in New Orleans, and Elizabeth, who lives at home. Their daughter Elizabeth has developmental delays. The experience of raising a child with special needs has been both challenging and rewarding--but they wouldn't change a thing! They have three cats, one dog, and a tortoise. She loves Jesus, her family, and her friends. Her hobbies include reading, walking, watching weird documentaries, and searching out the perfect street taco.