Melissa Affolter

Green Team Coordinator & Counselor


Melissa has served in counseling and women’s discipleship ministries for nearly twenty years. She holds a degree in History (Northern Africa and Reformation emphasis) from Judson College and previously worked as a teacher and curriculum writer. In 2011, Melissa completed her MA in Biblical Counseling and has received further training with the Global Trauma Recovery Institute and CCEF. She has been a guest contributor on the topic of abuse to PeaceWorks ministries and the ERLC.

Melissa facilitates the ReStoried women's support groups at Fieldstone and offers workshops and seminars related to trauma recovery and ministry burnout. Melissa’s desire to walk alongside those who are suffering or struggling has been an overflow of seeing God's rich grace of healing and restoration poured out in her own life over many years.

Melissa lives in Green, Ohio, where she spends her free time reading, writing, and enjoying her family and the friendships God has given her.



B.A., History
M.A., Biblical Counseling


Abuse, trauma, church hurt, emotional and spiritual health


Green, Remote


Reflections From the CCEF Conference

Last week the Fieldstone team had the opportunity to join with hundreds of other counselors and ministry leaders in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CCEF conference. Fieldstone’s Executive Director, Jonathan Holmes, currently serves on the CCEF Board of Directors, and was featured as one the speakers at the conference. 

Our Counseling Team

Melissa AffolterCounselor

Benjamin BakerCounselor

Benjamin BarnesCounselor

Steve BroughtonCounselor

Richard BueschCounselor

Jill ButlerCounselor

Karen CorcoranCounselor

Beth ClaesCounselor

Barry CuretonCounselor

Jessica GallinaCounselor

Jonathan HolmesCounselor

Laura HudsonCounselor

Sarah KeeneCounselor

Crystal KershawCounselor

Denny KingCounselor

Joy KingCounseling Intern

Julie MacDonaldCounselor

Elizabeth SelleCounselor

Dan SimpsonCounselor

Bob ShullCounselor

Kali ThomasCounselor

Marilyn VaughanCounselor

Brandi YackeeCounselor


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