Youth Minister, Worship Minister, Discipleship & Administrative Director
Mel was raised on the island of Guam. He was raised in the Catholic tradition until his father and mother heard the good news of grace through faith. As a child, Mel came to faith when he realized that he is saved through faith alone, by grace alone, in Christ alone. He is a husband, a father, and a disciple of Christ.
In 2005, God brought him to Wisconsin to pursue a B.A. and M.A. in Biblical Studies. During this time he helped with a new church plant in Crivitz, WI, and served as the Worship Director (2009–2011).
In 2011, Mel moved to Minneapolis for further theological training and pastoral experience. He served as a Student Pastor (from 2011–2017) at Eden Baptist Church. He also pursued an M.Div as a student and apprentice at Bethlehem College & Seminary.
Mel joined the Bayview family in 2017. He has a passion to love God, love people, and make disciples. He married Rachel in July 2012. He loves doing life and ministry with his wife and kids–Aria and Judah. Mel also enjoys playing guitar, watching movies and sports, exploring the island, and reading books.