Melony, originally from Minneapolis, Minn., now lives in Maryville. She is a deacon at New Providence Presbyterian Church where she has also taught Sunday and Vacation Bible School classes. She has been an active volunteer at Maryville Middle and High schools, currently serving as a board member for the Maryville Athletic Booster Club. Melony has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. She enjoys reading, walking and traveling.