Melissa Hackney

Discipleship Counselor
Leadership & Christian Coach
Spiritual Director

Melissa joined the staff of New Name Ministries in 2016 as she followed her heart’s desire to serve those who are seeking healing, peace, and direction in their lives. Melissa’s encouraging and inviting attitude creates a sacred space that fosters a sense of safety, healing, and hope. Her focus is in discipleship counseling and spiritual growth as well as executive and leadership coaching. Melissa enjoys partnering with those who are searching for a faith-based approach to living a life of joy and for their significance in Christ.

Melissa’s professional background includes over 20 years of experience in both corporate and non-profit organizations, including start-ups, family-owned businesses, and mature organizations. Over the course of her career, Melissa has been keenly interested in how people work and how organizations grow. Over time, her curiosity and research have shifted to how organizations work and how people grow. Her professional experience and unique background allow her to assist clients who want to accelerate their success in leadership and in life.

In addition to completing her training at New Name Ministries as a discipleship counselor, Melissa is a graduate of Augusta University and holds a BBA in Marketing. She is currently pursuing credentialing with the International Coach Federation.