Melinda Maysonet became a member of First Baptist Church in December of 2009. She initially served as our youth group leader and subsequently became our church counselor. While working as an Administrative Assistant, Melinda earned both a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. During her graduate studies, she interned as a mental health counselor at a GED program in Harlem, NYC where she provided counseling services for both students and staff, established policies and procedures, and created the official forms used in their Counseling Department. Upon completion of her graduate studies, Melinda worked as an in-home family therapist, providing behavioral therapy to children and their families. She currently works as Assistant to the SVP for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers University and has recently started her own counseling practice.
Melinda is passionate about helping people understand and practicably apply the principles found in God’s word to their everyday lives so that they may experience the peace, joy and abundant life promised.