As Director of Ministry Programs and the Partnership for Excellence of the Fund for Theological Education, Melissa Wiginton has listened to the lives of hundreds of young people who are discerning their vocations and helped create programs and interventions that have been important in many young leaders hearing a call to ministry. Ms. Wiginton holds a M.Div. degree from Candler School of Theology and a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas. She and her daughter co-wrote the chapter "Truth" in Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens and she is currently working on a book with young pastors about hearing and responding to the call to ministry.