Mary-Ellen "MEL" Kennedy uses her gifts of an extraordinary voice, dynamic presentation, and infectious spirituality to capture the hearts of those who hear her. Over six years ago, she was one of the founding members of M~N~M Music Ministry. She was the Music Director at a church for seven years and currently sings at her local parish. In 1990, she reigned as Mrs. Anaheim Hills and has shared her captivating voice at weddings, funerals, prayers services, and conferences across the country. Mel earned her B.A. from Cal State University, Fullerton. She is a graduate of the Genesis Institute (a three-year lay formation program) and has also completed many STEP courses from Notre Dame University. In addition to her ministry with M~N~M Music Ministry, she is the proud aunt of fifteen nieces, nephews and 3 great nieces, nephews. She resides in Washoe Valley, Nevada with her husband of 20 years and their Golden Retreiver. Mel with M~N~M Music has released two CD's, Hope~N~Light and The Journey. Her new CD, Open My Eyes, will be released in May, 2007.