Melanie Leach lives in North Dallas and is originally from South Louisiana. She graduated from Nicholls State University, and has been a marketer for the past twenty years, most recently in Pepsico's Frito Lay North America's Strategic Innovation Marketing division.
Melanie has always been interested in and curious about Christianity's Jewish roots and heritage. She and her husband have led Christian Passover Seders for several years in their home with freinds, co-workers, believers and non-believers. These Passover dinners sparked wonderful conversation around the table and ignited a passion to bring this experience to others.
Her hope is to continue to learn more about the Jewish feasts and create meaningful, rich traditions in homes everywhere.
Melanie and her husband of ten years, Will, are foodies and enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and neighbors. They have a five year old son, Nicholas, who keeps them on their toes.
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Susie Hawkins lives in Dallas and has been actively involved in ministry as a pastor's wife, teacher and volunteer. She served as the Director of Women's Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church and speaks at various women's conferences and events. She has an MA in Theology from The Criswell College and is a contributor to various publications, such as Voices Behind the Veil and the "Women's Evangelical Old Testament Commentary." She is the author of "From One Ministry Wife to Another".
Susie enjoys traveling to Israel with her husband O.S. and has been exploring Christianity's Jewish roots and its rich history these past thirty years. She has participated in seders while in Florida, Texas and Israel and wants others to share in these valuable insights and discoveries. Susie and OS have two married daughters and six young grandchildren who have served as her guinea pigs in exploring with others why Passover is "a night that is different from any other night".
Follow Susie on Twitter: @SusieHawkins1