Melanie Blake is the Volunteer Manager at Central MN Habitat for Humanity. She joined the staff in May of 2009. As the Volunteer Manager, her role includes coordinating individuals and groups to fill the various volunteer positions. Melanie’s role includes Church Relations, where she works with churches to help them be involved in the various projects. This role fits her well as she worked in a church for 12 years as a youth director. She brings the experience of working ecumenically with hundreds of volunteers and planning events. Construction and serving people are two of her favorite things to do, as she has led several youth mission trips where teens have worked on homes in impoverished areas. She enjoys being on the Habitat staff because it gives her the opportunity to live out her faith by serving families and volunteers.
Melanie lives in Sauk Rapids with her husband, Eric, who is the Director of Youth Ministries at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. They both enjoy fishing, frisbee golf, being outdoors, playing sports, mentoring teenagers, and building people up so that they fulfill their God-given potential