Melissa Maddern is the Senior Pastor of Arise Church. She has been married to Stephen for 29 years and he has been an incredible support to her over the years. They have four adult children, and their names are Tyson, Austin, Cameron and Justin, and they all serve passionately at Arise Church. Since the inception of Arise Church, they have witnessed many lives healed, transformed and enriched by the power of God as well as significant growth and blessing in every area of church life. During the past 12 years, Arise Church has grown in number and purpose, and has ministry influence which reaches from local community, to global missionary initiatives. Melissa and the team are fully committed to seeing Arise Church attendees Restored, Raised up and Released into the purposes that Jesus has for them. They achieve this by mentoring, disciplining and empowering believers.