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Melanie Ave

Communications manager, Concordia Seminary St. Louis

Melanie Ave is the communications manager for Concordia Seminary St. Louis. Before that, she was communications director for Smile Squared and a writer, editor and social media coordinator for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She was a journalist for 18 years, working for newspapers in Oklahoma, Texas and Florida.

Work and prayer

Trappist monks become entrepreneurs. Brothers at a monastery in Missouri run a business enterprise while also dedicating their lives to God.

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