Staff Member

Melissa Kowieski

Melissa joined Lifeline in April 2021.  She is from St. Augustine, Florida and serves as the Florida Church Partnership Coordinator. Melissa graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University. She was in Education for 23 years as an elementary teacher, virtual teacher, registrar, test coordinator in St. Johns County, a Coordinator of Virtual Instruction for North Florida Educational Consortium, and Assistant Principal of the Virtual School in Clay County District Schools. Melissa is married to a full time K9, School Resource Deputy of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and he is also a part time Director of The Cove Counseling Ministry at Fruit Cove Baptist Church. They have 3 children; Noah, Joshua, and Sarah.  Melissa enjoys going to a local beach to soak up some vitamin sea and breathe the fresh air. She also enjoys creating simple projects and crafts on her Cricut. She also enjoys going to Disney throughout the year with her family. Melissa’s favorite Disney character is Tigger the Tiger. She loves his bouncy, bubbly, can do personality! She enjoys the beginning of each new season; each bringing something special to her year. Melissa love hugs and smiles from her family and friends. “I love that I can work cohesively with like-minded co-workers; each being the hands and feet of our Father.”