Melanie Derr

Melanie grew up in Freeport, Illinois. She graduated from Freeport Senior High School and is still proud to be called a “Freeport Pretzel.”

Blessed to have some amazing mentors in her church, Melanie developed a heart for missions and ministry. She started teaching in her church’s children’s ministry when she was in Jr. high and has continued to serve youth and children in ministry ever since.

Melanie attended Faith Baptist Bible College in their Missions program with an emphasis on Christian Education and Youth Counseling. She moved to Rockford in 1994 and has called this home ever since. She attends Stonebridge Church and is active in their music and prayer ministries.

Over the past 25+ years, she has served full-time in church/non-profit ministries. She has traveled on 60+ trips to 14 different countries for children’s outreach and to equip & encourage children’s ministry leaders. Melanie came to RHK in March 2021 and enjoys serving as our Marketing Coordinator. She has a passion to share how God is working at RHK and loves using her creative skills to do just that through our social media platforms, emails, and marketing projects.