Ministry Moment...with Faith and Grace Lutheran Church, Decatur, GA

January 06, 2020

"Sharing in Abundance"

Faith and Grace Lutheran Church in Decatur GA is the combined congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. Stephens Lutheran Church.  Prayerfully they continue the path to merging their congregations into one ministry that serves the surrounding communities.  Congregations that are born out of a merger know that this is not an easy undertaken.  Join me in lifting up this congregation in prayer as they faithfully do the work necessary to continue their journey.  Faith and Grace recently collected gifts for children in need.  As you see from the pictures, the congregation shared their generosity by providing toys for 46 children to make their Christmas a little brighter.  What a wonderful blessing! Thanks to Faith and Grace Lutheran Church and all the volunteers for sharing your love for Gods people.

 Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims, Assistant to the Bishop/Director for Evangelical Mission


Melissa Fuller Sims
Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims has served on the Southeastern Synod staff since July 2018 as the Interim Administrative Liaison for Candidacy. For the ten years prior, she served as a member of the Candidacy Committee. Her support of the synod includes serving on the synod council for one year representing the Trinity Conference; chairing the Kessler Scholarship committee; serving as a volunteer for the ELCA Youth Gathering and several synod assemblies. Currently, she serves as a member of the Umoyo Steering Committee and the Advisory Board for Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.

As a 15-year employee, Ms. Fuller Sims retired from McKesson Corporation as Director of Quality Assurance, where she led a team of managers and a staff of 50 contributors in the development of clinical applications. She received her education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL and DeVry Institute in Decatur, GA. She is a member of Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Atlanta, GA, where she has held various roles including president, vice president, and treasurer.

Melissa is the proud mom of an adult daughter, Charlisa, who resides in Decatur, GA.