Name: Kirsten Melvie
Role: Warehouse Specialist, since August 3, 2010.
Why did you choose to work at World Vision? When I chose my major in college (Sociocultural Studies), I chose it because “I wanted to work for an organization like World Vision”. I love the work that World Vision does and the method it uses to carry that out. When I saw the Warehouse Specialist position open, I was intrigued as it would allow me to be a part of getting more help to kids…and drive a forklift :).
What is something that makes any work day better? My favorite days are Essential Supply Distributions. We get to serve, talk, and pray with our partners…and there’s lots of cookies and coffee! I also work with volunteers and I love those days as well…they always have tremendous amounts of energy (maybe from the cookies and coffee again??) and their willingness to serve is so encouraging!
What are some of your hobbies? Running, biking, going on weekend road trips, and playing with Quincy–my pet hedgehog!
What is your favorite verse/life verse? Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “Plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a Hope.”