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.

Our house is a busy one! My husband and I share our home with our kids, ranging in age from 8 to 22, our 18-month-old grandson, our dog, Rosie, and our cat, George! Some of our favourite family activities are hiking, biking, and reading together.