Name: Melissa Lemons
Atlantic Region Executive Committee Member Role: At Large Member
Melissa holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland’s Pastoral Counseling Department and a M,Div. from Union Theolgoical Seminary (New York City). She is co-pastor of Unity Church (ELCA) in Wilmington, Delaware, where she is developing a small private practice and counseling as an outreach ministry of the congregation.
She continues to teach psychology courses for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) as an Adjunct Associate Professor. She began teaching for UMUC in 1997 in Japan and has served students in Korea, Italy, German, the U.S., and various locations online.
Melissa’s research interests include cognition in religious settings and the interaction of spirituality and sexuality. She is eager to support professional clinicians and students in claiming and developing their unique identity as pastoral counselors.