Melanie Howard is assistant professor and program director of biblical and theological studies at Fresno Pacific University. She is a graduate of Messiah College (B.A.), the University of Notre Dame (M.T.S.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) Along with her husband, Jeremiah, Howard is an active member of Willow Avenue Mennonite Church, Fresno, Calif., where she serves as the chair of the Worship Commission and a member of the church council, among other roles.
The Christian Leader, published bimonthly by the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB), connects the USMB family, celebrates our Lord Jesus Christ and cultivates discipleship as understood in the evangelical/Anabaptist tradition.