Melanie Neufeld is pastor of community ministry at Seattle Mennonite Church and executive director of Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness. Melanie is married to Jonathan Neufeld and has a 19 year old daughter.
Melanie is committed to the local work of community development ensuring the most vulnerable are cared for. She sees community collaboration as a powerful tool to envision a compassionate community. Her work in Lake City over the last 14 years has seen the development of a community response to homelessness, helping people get off the street and into needed housing through God's Li'l Acre Day Center, North King County Winter Shelter and Street Outreach. She is grateful for the many partners who have shared in this effort.