Melissa Sponer joined Immanuel in 2006. She received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and an M.A. in Multi-media Journalism from Arkansas Tech University in 2004. As Student Ministry Associate for Girls Ministry, Melissa assists in the planning and vision of the overall Student Ministry and plans ministry opportunities for girls to be exposed, equipped, and engaged with the Gospel. Melissa’s passion is to grow girls into godly young women through one-on-one discipleship and equip them in God’s word. She understands the struggles with self-image and self-esteem in today’s culture and desires to help girls define themselves in Christ and not by the world.