Melissa Maimone is a sought-after speaker for women’s events, retreats, and conferences. With depth, humor, and astute biblical teaching, she invites women to a messy, magnificently authentic life of faith in Jesus Christ.
She and her husband Danny live in Southern California with their two children, three cats, one dog, and a tortoise. She loves Jesus, her family, and her friends. Her hobbies include reading, walking, watching weird documentaries, and eating tacos.
Meet Melissa Maimone
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Melissa engages her audience with art, Scripture, story-telling, and a conversational approach that leaves women feeling known, connected, and inspired. She opens the Bible and she opens her heart. On a personal level, Melissa shares some of her own battle with depression, demonstrating that the light of JOY can be found even in dark places.
She is both a motivational teacher and friend to her audiences; creating a dynamic atmosphere of learning, inspiration, and shared experiences. She encourages women that they can live a bold, messy, magnificent life of vulnerability and victory because they are known, accepted, and deeply loved by God--just as they are. Women leave their time with Melissa equipped with biblical, realistic, and transferrable tools to live a life of faith, no matter what they face in life.
Melissa is the author of Gathering Dandelions: Meditations and Musings on Faith, Fracture, and Beauty Mistaken for a Weed, a book of short stories, prayers, and reflective questions written in her trademark down-to-earth style.
Her next book, The Radiant Midnight: Depression, Grace, and the Gifts of a Dark Place will be released in Spring 2019 by Harvest House Publishers. She writes a popular monthly blog called The Sparrow Sisters Journal.
Melissa is a featured speaker for Compassion International, a Christian organization dedicated to rescuing 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.
For Melissa's Statement of Faith, click HERE