Meet Melissa Lebling, Director of Children’s Ministry
Melissa Lebling has been the Director of Children’s Ministry at CCF since September 2009. She loves leading the children and teaching them about God’s love. She offers programs and activities to teach the children that loving Jesus is the most important thing in their lives.
The verse for KidzTown is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 * *Rejoice always, * *pray continually, * *give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Melissa’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The Lebling Family has been at CCF since October 2004, when they were invited by friends to come and check out their church. Their friends knew they were searching for a church that would be like family to us, a church where we could make friends and one that would help our entire family grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Melissa was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to Maryland in 1978. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Recreation. She married the love of her life, Joe, in June 1989.
Melissa accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1992. Joe and Melissa knew that although we were happy with each other, there was something missing in their lives. They also were looking at their future and the idea of raising kids on our own was scary, they knew they needed God to help guide them to be good parents. They are now the parents of three fabulous children that are striving to love the Lord and live for Him.
Besides being the Director of Children’s Ministry at CCF, Melissa runs a licensed home child care business in her home in Haymarket. She runs a preschool program, summer camp and offers before and after school care.