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Dr. Mel Tavares


Dr. Mel Tavares is passionate about equipping people to thrive in the 21st Century. She is a former journalist, an award-winning author and blogger, and freelance writer. She brings Biblical insight to current topics for multiple ministry sites, is a contributing author to several books, and has written four of her own. Two decades of work in the Departments of Education and Rehabilitation, often working at the state and federal legislative level, gives her behind-the-scenes insight.  Thirty years of concurrent ministry and dissertation work on ‘Equipping Families to Thrive in Today’s Youth Culture’ gives Dr. Tavares a comprehensive perspective on relevant topics and the background of the issues facing the church and families today.