Who We Are
Melissa Cheeks found CVM as a veterinary student at Purdue. She began attending the weekly Bible study and became a leader soon after. She found the connection to other students was invaluable, and it provided a foundation to minister to her classmates. After graduation, Melissa moved to Wisconsin and saw CVM at a conference. She asked if the student group needed a mentor, and she was welcomed with open arms. Melissa felt God's calling to pursue a position that expanded her work with CVM, and that's what lead her to her role as the North Central Regional Representative.
Melissa has a heart for her profession, and a heart for loving people. The ministry is multi-faceted, and her role is best described as a mobilizer. Her role is to connect with students at 8 veterinary schools and veterinarians in 9 states. She is an encourager, prayer partner and a listening ear. Melissa supports students as they find what God wants for their lives. She supports vets as they minister to those around them, whether it's in a US clinic or an African hut. God is everywhere, and he uses us if we ask Him.