• Sunday , 23 July 2017

Celebrating Upper Room Intern Mary Katherine (MK) Melton


The Upper Room is often blessed to have dedicated and talented interns and students who spend a school semester—or two—working in various areas of our ministry. We want to publicly say “thank you” for the work and energy these interns bring to our Nashville, Tennessee offices.

Today, we celebrate and thank Mary Katherine “MK” Melton!

MK is from Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated earlier this year from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies and a minor in Spanish. MK has recently joined The Upper Room staff as an intern with Strategic Initiatives and UR Books Marketing, spending her time between the Living Prayer Center, Moyo, and Quiet Spaces.

Regarding her experience thus far at The Upper Room, MK said, “I have been pleasantly surprised that even as an intern, I feel that my input has been encouraged and truly valued. The staff has been so intentional about making this experience one that challenges me and fosters personal growth.”

MK manages the Living Prayer Center’s social media accounts and curates volunteer stories. She is also creating an Experiential Prayer Room for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Conference. With Moyo, MK manages social media, creates Guided Paths, writes Encounter content, and assists with online visual design. For the UR Books Marketing department, MK is designing a website and mobile app for the women’s devotional guide Quiet Spaces.

In addition to her work here at The Upper Room, MK also interns for Project Transformation, an after school program for kids from refugee and/or underprivileged families. With a heart for mission work and social justice issues, she has seen her internships converge in her writing of the Migration and Refuge Encounter for Moyo.

When asked what is next, MK said, “my dream is to work with social justice issues in some form. I definitely want to go back to school, but whether that’s for law, divinity, or counseling, I do not yet know. Ultimately, I am hoping to discern God’s calling for my life through these internships.”



  1. Cara Coble
    December 8, 2015 at 9:31 am Reply

    I always enjoyed the times when MK was working in our area. I found her to be such an upbeat personality, yet thoughtful and thought-provoking in her conversation. It was a joy to have her here!!

  2. Marti Williams
    December 8, 2015 at 9:31 am Reply

    MK, Thanks for giving us your talents and time. It has been a blessing to have you at The Upper Room!

  3. Gina
    December 8, 2015 at 9:32 am Reply

    I am so grateful for the wonderful energy that MK brings to our department. She is a bright, effervescent, compassionate, and deeply committed spirit. The Upper Room is blessed by her work and presence and I know God is going to do might things through her life.

  4. Migdiel Perez
    December 8, 2015 at 9:37 am Reply

    Its a joy to have you with us. You are a very talented young woman and a blessing to our Living Prayer Center.

  5. Doc Hall
    December 8, 2015 at 9:50 am Reply

    MK always has a smile to share. Thank you so much for your contribution!

  6. Elizabeth
    December 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm Reply

    You are a blessing. My favorite MK moment was the Halloween costume–creative and fun!

  7. Shawn Bakker
    December 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm Reply

    We are grateful to have your share your gifts and your spirit with us!

  8. Trisha Mundy
    December 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm Reply

    MK, you have been a delight to know at Discipleship Ministries. You are always friendly and have a smile on your face. I think you have a bright,beautiful future!

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