Melissa Maimone is a sought-after Christian speaker and author for women's events, retreats, and conferences. 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 engages her audience with art, Scripture, story-telling, and a conversational approach. Simply put, Melissa stirs women to discover a deeper relationship with God.
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.
Meet Melissa Maimone
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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.
She is also the creator and designer of Sparrow Sisters Jewelry - an extension of her ministry that offers women a way to "take home" key principles of what they learn from their time with her.
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 ministry experience and her B.A. in Organizational Management to mentor other women in leadership.
She and her husband Danny live outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. 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! She loves Jesus, her family, and her friends. Her hobbies include reading, walking, watching weird documentaries, and searching out the perfect street taco.