Meet Pastor Melissa

Pastor Melissa Klaffer is our Children’s and Recovery Pastor.  She is the one who sets the schedule, and does the background checks for our Children’s church. She leads a Recovery Bible Study on Thursday nights and is available for Pastoral Recovery Counseling as needed.

Pastor Melissa Klaffer or Mel as commonly known, is busy loving life with her Mr. Amazing or Jim Klaffer. They share 6 beautiful children and are also a foster family. She has been a life long resident of Bay County, but recently moved to the lake,calling Sanford home. Mel is a huge Christian music fan, kitchen magician and DIYer. They also enjoy the love of their lake life adventures, as well as their children’s many sports events. 

She is one of the original members of the HELPeople Board. She strives to be the hands and feet of Jesus by loving on people and especially children. Mel is honored to plant seeds and watch them bloom. Her creative, loving, excited approach brings joy to those she serves. Her open-mindedness aims to meet all children where they are in their walk with Jesus. 

Pastor Mel has worked most of her adult life coaching,counseling,and pouring into the lives of those struggling in the grips of addiction. That heart has her also working towards bringing a Celebrate Recovery ministry to Great Lakes Dream Center in the near future. 

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