Melanie Stroud

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About Melanie

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  Did some community college in Arizona then continued my education at the BYU in Provo.  I served a mission in both the Kobe and Tokyo South missions.  I graduated with a degree in Special Education from BYU. I’ve lived in Arizona, Utah, Virginia and now currently reside in two places, Georgia and Arizona!

After five kids and 23 years of marriage, my husband and I divorced. It’s not my favorite part of my story, but I am glad that my ex-husband and I are able to get along and can still be friends.  It’s so important for our kids. I met my current husband at a family reunion in Alabama.  No, we aren’t related – by blood.  But he is my sister’s husband’s brother and we met for the first time at Stroud family reunion in 2019 and the rest is history.  We were married in 2020 and with that union I gained 3 more amazing kids. 

I have served in numerous callings in the church, including serving as Relief Society President and Young Women’s President in my wards and as the Stake Young Women’s President. I taught gospel doctrine for years and loved that too.  My favorite calling of late, though, had to be nursery. I miss having little ones around – so I guess it’s time for my oldest and her husband to start growing me grandbabies!  Chip chop on this school nonsense Courtney!