We love students and desire to serve parents by coming alongside their teen and pointing them to the life-changing message of the gospel. Our goal is to equip and empower students to connect, grow and serve Christ through interactive teaching and intentional small groups that are immersed in the gospel.
WEDNESDAYS // 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Gathering is our midweek event for students in 6-12th grade. This worship gathering allows students to build friendships, hear relevant teaching and have fun together in biblical community.
Every other week, we have student-led prayer groups after youth is finished. This is a time for students to pray for one another, have accountability, and share encouragement.
The focus of The Gathering is to help students ask questions about Christianity, experience fellowship with their peers, and deepen their love for Jesus -- we'd love for your student to join us next Wednesday!
- Students in 6th -12th grade will meet in The Gateway from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
- Students will enter on the north side of the campus at The Gateway.
Meleena was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Organizational Communication in 2015. As the NextGen Director, Meleena's primary role is to help implement cohesive strategy throughout our NextGen Ministry areas, from babies through to college students. Prior to this position, Meleena has served as the University Ministry Director, Nursery Coordinator, and Armor Bearer Resident.
Meleena is married to John James and they have two sons, Owen and Oliver. Meleena enjoys coffee, friends, and airports.
Meleena has been serving at Fredonia Hill since 2013.
To email Meleena, click here.
Hometown: Woodlake, Texas
Degree: 4-8th Middle Level Education / SFASU '24
Her favorite thing about Nacogdoches: "That the Lord brought me here!"
Hobbies: I'm passionate about reading, making things with my Cricut, and all things related to Guatemala!