Minister to Senior Adults - Reverend Brenda H. Rowe

Reverend Brenda Rowe joined the Melrose Staff November 2001. She comes with twenty-seven years of ministry experience. Her ministry began at Connelly Memorial Baptist as the Minister of Outreach and Youth serving for ten years. Brenda joined the staff of Bethel Baptist as an Associate Minister. During the 15 years with Bethel, she served in many areas - Minister to Children, Youth, Outreach, Singles, Sr. Adult, Singles, Education, Church Administrator and Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care.

Brenda was ordained in 1989. She has served in leadership positions and active on numerous committees in the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association. She was the First Vice-President of the VA Baptist Youth Ministers Association at the beginning of this organization. She was affiliated with Super Week Youth Camps for 17 years being the director for three of these years.

Brenda has had training in all areas of church ministry with classes in counseling for all age groups. Her training in Pastoral Care and Continuing Education as a Hospital Chaplain has been beneficial to her ministry.

Brenda and Maurice's family include a daughter and son-in-law, a son and grandson. Traveling, reading golf and entertaining are some of her favorite things to do.