Melody McCrea grew up an Army brat and landed in San Antonio, which she proudly calls home. She holds a degree in Education from the University of Texas-Austin, a Master’s in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Melody spent 8 years in children’s ministry, planning and executing large scale events and programming. God then guided her down a very different path to the corporate world. She spent over 5 years in the federal contracting industry, in roles ranging from project management to operations management. As that season drew to a close, God opened an exciting door leading her back to the nonprofit space. She currently serves as Director of Volunteer Services at Haven for Hope, the largest comprehensive homeless service center in the country.

Melody is a single mom to her 2 amazing children, Josiah and Aria. Her younger sister was adopted from foster care, and Melody subsequently stepped in to raise her from the age of 7 after the passing of their mother. This early introduction to the world of foster care and adoption spurred a deep passion to engage the church with the heart of the Father. What began as a God-sized dream in the hearts of Jennifer and Melody, has become reality in the Alliance.