Melissa Wiginton is vice president for Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and former Vice President for Ministry Programs and Planning at the FTE. Since 1999, she has led FTE work in the area of calling and supporting gifted young people for the vocation of ministry, specifically in congregational leadership. She holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.