Melvin is a lifelong resident of Racine. He currently pastors at Zoë Outreach Ministries and manages Uplift 900, a professional training service with Racine County. Melvin graduated from St. Catherine’s High School and served in the Army for four years the Army Reserve for another 15. After the Army he returned to Racine to become an ordained minister, where is believes he can best fulfill his calling by serving his community in whatever capacity he can.
"What I like best about Racine is its lakefront and the ability to walk along the lake and meditate in the quiet mornings. I also like that it is strategically located between a major city to the north and an international city to the south and both are within an hour and a half drive so I can go and enjoy but come back and enjoy the quiet of home."