Melissa Eckel

Position: Pastor of Women's Ministry

Melissa loves helping women grow in their relationship with Jesus and in freedom to be who He made them to be. She has been attending Grace since 2002 when she joined the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) ministry and re-dedicated her life to Christ, going on to serve in Grace Kids, Adult Communities and the Women’s Ministry before coming on staff in 2011. In her role as Women’s Ministry Pastor, Melissa oversees all women’s ministries including Women’s Bible Studies, Mothers of Preschoolers, MOMSnext, Square One, women’s retreats, Girlfriends at Grace events, and the Cultivate Discipleship Ministry. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing a seminary degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Melissa and her husband, Preston, have four children.


Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Shepherding, Administration

My prayer for Grace is that we would be people who show the love of Christ to all, regardless of who they are, where they’ve been or past experiences. That we would accept people right where they are and disciple them to become more like Christ in all of life.