Melissa serves as the Vocal Music Associate for the Music & Worship Ministry. She joined Dawson with her family in elementary school and grew up in the church and the Music Ministry. As Vocal Music Associate, she primarily works with the Front Line Vocal team and leads worship as a member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Front Line team. Melissa also teaches choir at Pizitz Middle School. She has been there since 2008 when she graduated from Auburn University with a bachelors degree in Music Education. She is married to Austin, and they have three children: A.J., Addie, and William. Melissa and Austin have parents and grandparents here at Dawson. They both grew up in the church, were baptized here, and have watched their own children be dedicated and baptized here. The Dawson family has been at the center of their family’s faith and spiritual journey, and Melissa is so thankful to serve the church family that has supported, nurtured, taught, and loved her family for so long.