Our Staff

About Us

Melissa Shaver

Small Group/Children's Minister

Melissa was born in Plainview, Texas, and has lived in West Texas most of her life. She graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1991, then received her Master of Education in Education Leadership in 2000. She received her Principal certification in 2004, and her Superintendent certification in 2005. She and Rick were married in 1986. Rick and Melissa have been a part of Southwest since 2013. She served as a volunteer in the Children’s Ministry for three years before becoming a Children’s Minister in 2019.

Melissa loves spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and reading. She is a Texas Master Naturalist, and loves learning more about her camera and photography as she spends time outdoors.

Melissa believes we are called to live this life together as described in Acts 2:42-47, and she is passionate about sharing the journey of growing in Christ and living life with those around her.

Back to Southwest Staff page

About Us