Melissa Goetz

I sensed God’s presence in my life from a very early age. Years of seeking and questioning led me to Lakeside in 2001. I got involved in kids ministry and small groups right away, and accepted Christ in my life soon after. Unfortunately, due to difficult life circumstances, I fell away from church, and God, for many years.

I tried to do life on my own, but God never left my side. I felt called to return to Lakeside four years ago, and I’m so thankful I listened to His voice. I started volunteering in Lakeside Kids as part of Kids Crew and then leading small groups. My heart is so passionate for kids to come to know and love Jesus and it is an absolute blessing to be part of the Lakeside Kids team.

As a wife and a mom to four (ranging in age from 8 to 21) with an adorable new grandson, I don’t get a lot of spare time. But, if I had an afternoon to myself, you’d find me curled up with a good book, a hot cup of tea, and our cat George on my lap! 🙂