Melissa Rorabaugh Heise

Melissa Rorabaugh Heise is the mother of five children and is currently a licensed foster care provider in the state of Pennsylvania. Melissa is an advocate for children and holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies and a Master's in Education. With a team of writers, she helped develop her congregation's child protection policy. She has a passion for teaching and learning and in recent years has written Sunday school curriculum for children and adults and has taught at all levels in a Mennonite congregation in Pennsylvania.  

Melissa specializes in the following training opportunities for church leaders, community leaders, camp staff, school staff, and parents:

  • General awareness
  • Policies and prevention practices
  • Circle of Grace
  • Theology of child abuse prevention
  • Positive discipline
  • Children’s stories

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