Melissa Papirio

Children's Ministry Resident
Journey Kids, Residents

Melissa is one of our Journey Kids Residents! Melissa says that “basically means that I’m an adult that refuses to grow up!”


Melissa grew up on the border of NY and NJ, just outside of NYC. “I got connected to Journey during my time at Liberty University. One of my professors hosted Pastor Dustin as a guest speaker and I just loved hearing about his passion for ministry. I knew the second I asked about the mission and vision of Journey and the residency program that this was the place for me.”


“As the kids resident, I have such an incredible opportunity to connect with kids, students, and families. My prayer is to help provide them with the tools to dive deep into their personal relationships with God. There are so many things that I LOVE about serving in Journey Kids, but my absolute favorite is worshipping with the kids each Sunday. There is so much joy that they share as they shine brightly for Jesus!”


“In my free time, I love to dance and go on adventures with friends and family. One of my friends once described me using 3 points – loves Disney, chicken, and wears crocs. When the person asked if there was anything else he replied, ‘no that’s pretty much it.’ I’m looking forward to all of the incredible memories I make here at Journey!”