On Saturday, February 1, the presbytery accepted Inquirer Melanie Marsh Baum (Ft. King Presbyterian) as a candidate for ministry under our care. Melanie is a graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Theatre and a minor concentration in dance. Before entering into theological study and preparation for ministry, Melanie worked as an artist and arts educator in San Diego, California for ten years. She has worked as an actor, dancer, and director, as well as teaching dance, theatre and arts activism to youth and adults of all ages from toddlers to grandparents. While in San Diego, she began pursuing a Masters degree in Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University focusing on liturgy, worship and sacred movement. She is now in her second year of MDiv studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Congratulations, Melanie!