Named one of Canada's TOP 100 Christian Women Leaders Nominated for Canada's TOP 35 Under 35 Young Christian Leaders

15 years of worldwide motivational and inspirational speaking

Melinda’s career spans over 15 years of broadcast, motivational speaking, and advocacy experience. In her early career, Melinda served as an advocate for social justice issues at World Vision Canada and as a media producer, reporter, and Cultural Correspondent at Canada’s premier Christian journalism weekly TV program, Listen Up TV (now Context with Lorna Dueck). Melinda has been a keynote speaker at conferences, retreats, churches and concerts throughout Canada for close to two decades.
 

Seven years as co-host of a National Canadian Women's TV Show, Full Circle

She joined Crossroads Global Media Group in 2006, where she began as a co-host on 100 Huntley Street’s women’s Television show, Full Circle. Melinda specialized in live events and experiential marketing while there, and was a regular event host and speaker for Crossroads and CTS TV (Now Yes TV).

After leaving Crossroads in 2014, Melinda worked at Graf-Martin Communications as their Publicity and Promotions Specialist where she connected with Christian Leaders and Influencers and promoted Faith Films (Risen, Woodlawn, The Young Messiah, The Drop Box, McFarland) across Canada . 

In the summer of 2015, Melinda joined the team at Joy 1250 and launched her radio and podcast show, Your Story with Melinda, that encourages her listeners to experience personal stories of Faith from those who live their lives with hope, grace, joy and love. She can be heard around the world on the Faith Strong Today podcast or 'live' on Mondays at noon EST.

In 2016, Melinda became a Lead Facilitator at Eagles Flight, training over 750 people a month to become better leaders! Eagles Flight's focus is in the development and delivery of business relevant, experiential learning programs that achieve specific training objectives and lasting behaviour change. 

Then in early January of 2017, Melinda partnered with Crossroads to launch her *new* Christian Women's Web Show, SEE HEAR LOVE.

Named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Christian Women Leaders in 2014, Melinda’s hope and joy in life is to share her personal story of Faith, Grace and Redemption. Her desire is that women will be encouraged and courageous to overcome any hardship or difficulty that they may face. Today is not your forever!  

Melinda lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband, Chris. On weekends, she has the JOY of hanging out with her two step-kids, Nathan and Sophie.

She is passionate about global issues and has a heart for international adoption as she was adopted in the Philippines by a Canadian missionary family when she was only one week old! (Her parents couldn’t resist her cute, little, dimpled smile!)
 

In her own words

"I speak (and share stories) because it is my hope that every time I recount my life experiences - sometimes painful and sometimes grace-full - I pray with all my heart and soul that someone in the audience listens, hears and is inspired to make good change in their own lives.  

That they will believe again in love.

That they will trust again in the ONE who has never left them.

That they will see every circumstance as a new opportunity.

That they will be reassured that they are seen, known and loved unconditionally by the ONE who created them in their mother's womb.

That is why I speak"

Places and events where Melinda HAS shared her story:

Sharing the Journey Conference - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 500+ women
Sponsored by: Women's Journey of Faith

Coffee Break Women's Conference - Oakville, Ontario
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 1000+ women
Sponsored by: CRC Home Missions & Coffee Break Evangelism

All Ontario Youth Convention - Waterloo, Ontario
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 1000 youth and youth leaders
Sponsored by: Christian Reformed Denomination

Redwood Community Church - Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sunday Morning Guest Speaker {two services}
Approx: 500+ congregants

Carruthers Creek Community Church - Pickering, Ontario
Women's Weekend Retreat
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 75-100 women

Full Circle Women's Conferences - Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto Area
Keynote Speaker + Conference Host
Approx: 350-1000 attendees per conference
Sponsored by: Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.

ADOPT TALK - Mississauga, Ontario
Guest Speaker + Panelist
Approx: 15-30 couples
Sponsored by: Children's Bridge

Faith Academy - Davao City, Philippines
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 600 students + teachers

The Meeting House - Oakville, Ontario
Sunday Morning Guest Speaker {Testimony Sunday}
Approx: 1000+ congregants

Canadian Youth Workers Conference - Vancouver, BC
Conference Host + Emcee
Approx: 1200 youth workers
Sponsored by: Youth Specialties

Full Circle National TV Show - aired on Global TV & YES TV
Co-host for seven years
Interviewed over 500 guests + on location features

Girl Event Conference - Mississauga, Ontario
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 1300 girls/students
Sponsored by: Esteem Dream Team

St. Andrews United Church - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Women's Conference
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 100 women

Tyndale College University & Seminary - North York, Ontario
120th Anniversary Celebration Event
Event Host + Emcee
Approx: 500+ attendees

The Bible Series Event ft. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey - Burlington, Ontario
Event Organizer, Host and Emcee
Approx: 150 Key Canadian Influencers
Sponsored by: Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.

Today's Teen Conference - Oakville, Ontario
Conference Emcee + Breakout Seminar Speaker
Approx: 1200 Students and Youth Leaders
Sponsored by: Youth Unlimited

Outreach Event at Western University - London, Ontario
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 500 students and teachers
Sponsored by: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Full Circle Israel Tour - on the Sea of Galilee
Sunday Morning Speaker
Approx: 75 travellers

Missionfest Toronto - Scarborough, Ontario
Keynote Speaker
Approx: 300-500 attendees

The Sound of Music Festival - Burlington, Ontario
Main stage Host + Emcee
Approx: 50,000 attendees throughout the day
Sponsored by: YES TV {formerly CTS}

Melinda has also hosted book launches, leadership seminars, philanthropic award events, music festivals, movie screenings and so much more!

Please contact Melinda for more information or to book her for your event.