Melanie Neufeld is a pastor of Community Ministry at Seattle Mennonite Church, working with people experiencing homelessness in Lake City, a neighbourhood in Seattle. She leads a congregational and broader neighbourhood effort to end homelessness through the Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness. Previous to this, Melanie worked in Winnipeg in volunteer coordination and parole supervision at Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba and volunteer coordination at Joint Inner City Volunteer Project with West Broadway, St. Matthews/Maryland, and Oak Table Community Ministries. Melanie has graduate degrees in social work and divinity. She enjoys community organizing, working with people on the margins, mothering, yoga practice, Interplay (the practice of bringing more playfulness into one’s life), and small group spiritual direction.