Although not a native Prescottonian, Melanie has been in the Prescott area for 29 years and considers it home. She graduated from Prescott High School and went on to Southwestern Bible College (now Arizona Christian University) where she graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. After college, Melanie married Chad Shelabarger, who also teaches here at Trinity. Chad and Melanie enjoy coaching the High School girl’s volleyball team together. Melanie stayed home with their two children and homeschooled them both for kindergarten and first grade before re-entering the workplace teaching preschool. After teaching, she moved on to be the administrator of a successful preschool here in town. Melanie is blessed to be a part of the Trinity family, teaching and ministering in Kindergarten for 5 years now.