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MELISSA VANHEUKELUM

Impressions & Facilities


Breakout Sessions:

First and Lasting

We want to create a church culture that sees everything through the lens of a first time guest, and that continues to engage and retain them going forward. We will address some practical and purposeful ways to intentionally create a hospitable experience for guests in the first impression, the last impression, and every interaction in between.

Space Matters and the Matters of Space


Every environment communicates something. We’ll first take a look at the philosophy behind what your space is communicating, and then practically, how we can create appealing spaces, no matter what your style, that engage guests and portray a vibe that keeps people coming back.


Melissa is a Project Manager for the VIBE Team, and Kids Min. As part of her role, she helps plan and manage the improvement, quality, and consistency of our environments, visuals, and first impressions. Melissa has been a part of Northridge for 25 years and on staff for four. She has been married to her husband Brad for almost 18 years and they have two sons (Riley 13, Elijah 8) and a daughter (Naomi 11). She enjoys art and design of many kinds, exploring cities, camping with her family, and is happy with good coffee and a good book.