Position: Minister of Education, Pastoral Care & Youth
Phone: 706-234-6615; Cell: 706-802-7339
Melissa is a native of West Columbia, South Carolina and studied English and history at Vanderbilt University. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed her residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at University Healthcare in Augusta, Georgia. Melissa ministered as a hospital chaplain in Augusta, Georgia, and in Charlotte, North Carolina and serves at Garden Lakes in a variety of areas, including youth ministry, education, and pastoral care. Her earliest ministry experiences came as a student summer missionary in California and in Liberia, West Africa, and as a summer youth minister in Mayfield, Kentucky. Melissa is married to Richard Kremer and is mom to three adult children, Stew, Mark, and Clara.