Melissa Affolter

Counselor, Director of Content & Green Team Coordinator 


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


Thanks & Thanksgiving

Our thankfulness must be rooted in the hope Jesus won for us at the cross, not in the status of our current circumstances. When we form our gratitude around the shape of eternity rather than the hardships and heartaches of today, we will see our thankfulness multiplied.

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

Grace BikisCounseling Apprentice

Steve BroughtonCounselor

Richard BueschCounselor

Francene CandelariaCounseling Intern

Karen CorcoranCounselor

Joshua ConwellCounseling Apprentice

Barry CuretonCounselor

Rachel DunnCounseling Apprentice

Jason EnglerCounselor

Jessica GallinaCounselor

Brenda HarstineCounselor

Jonathan HolmesCounselor

Joy HuCounselor

Laura HudsonCounselor

Joseph HussungCounselor

Sarah KeeneCounselor

Crystal KershawCounselor

Denny KingCounselor

Julie MacDonaldCounselor

Mandie MarshallCounseling Intern

Shannon McCoyCounselor

Hanh RochesterCounseling Apprentice

Elizabeth SelleCounselor

Bob ShullCounselor

Kali ThomasCounselor

Marilyn VaughanCounselor

Danielle WareCounselor

Brandi YackeeCounselor


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