Melissa Dunlap was born and raised in the United Methodist Church. She has served as an associate pastor at Church Church in Fairfax Station and St. Stephen’s in Burke. Most of her ministry service has been in extension ministry training clergy and lay leaders as well as connecting church planting opportunities and resources with church planters. She served on the launch team for Vine Dunn Loring and Vine Graham Road.
Melissa is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary and her Masters in Organizational Development from George Mason. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
Melissa is married to Kyle and they have two young adult children, Allen and Kyra.