Director of Elementary Children's Ministries

(208) 733-6128, x107 | melany@tfrc.org

Melany was born and raised in Ontario, California and moved to the Magic Valley in 1999.  She has been on staff at TFRC since May 2001.

Since Melany was a little girl she knew she wanted to work with children.  She grew up in the church and has volunteered in various children's ministries as soon as she was of age.  After graduating from High School she worked as a preschool teacher for five years and then became a stay-at-home mom continuing her volunteer roles in children and youth ministries.

Melany graduated from Lewis and Clark State College with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education.

Melany is married to George Hilarides and together they have six children - Rachel, Stephanie, Jonathan, Katrina, Mikayla and Bentley.

Melany's hobbies include kayaking, tennis and many other outdoor sports.  She loves hanging out with her family and friends and going on vacations.

Melany has a passion to see kids give their lives to Jesus and enjoys walking alongside them in their journey.  She also has a passion for equipping leaders and taking them out for coffee or lunch.