Melanie Kennedy was born and raised in Braidwood, Illinois, it’s a very small town 60 miles south of Chicago. She grew up with 4 sisters and 2 brothers so the food usually only went once around the table. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting. Since graduation, She has lived in Alabama (twice), Massachusetts, North Carolina, Maryland, and now Southern Indiana for the past 10 years. Melanie has worked in Corporate Accounting for 9 years, was a stay-at-home Mom for 5 years, and has worked in a church environment for 10 years. She's been attending Northside since 2007 and joined the staff in 2010 in HR/Accounting. She's married to Rob Kennedy and they have two awesome children who she claims are both way smarter than her (Tiffany-Sophomore at Purdue) and James (Senior at SCHS). She also has a 11-yr old golden retriever (Grady) who sometimes hides when she mentions the word "walk". She loves working at NCC because it's a great balance to being a "working mom". She also loves it because she has amazing co-workers who surprise her with lattes and chips/salsa all while serving God, who she loves with all her heart.