Director of Parish Life and Social Justice
Phone: 952-929-3317 x9040
Melissa is the Director of Social Justice and Community Life. She coordinates and directs New Parishioner events, works with our sister parish relationships, cooks lunch monthly at Sharing and Caring Hands, and helps our ministry partners with events held at Our Lady of Grace. She believes that we serve God by serving the least of our sisters and brothers.
Melissa has been married to her husband Ron Schiferl for over 34 years and together they have raised two wonderful daughters. Her undergraduate degree is from UW-Eau Claire in Political Science and History; she earned a law degree from William Mitchell and a Masters in Theology from the St. Paul Seminary. She has been in parish ministry, mostly at Our Lady of Grace, off and on since 2006. She enjoys working for the people of God here and in Our Lady of Grace’s many outreach ministries.