Melinda Means

The road to my current work in Berlin began as far back as my late teens, when I first moved to Europe to live as an exchange student in Germany right after high school. Although I made a few trips to Berlin as a tourist prior to the Berlin Wall’s fall in 1989, I did not imagine that I would eventually live in the city. Learning the German language influenced my university studies as well as work opportunities in German-speaking Europe. Before crossing paths with Communitas, I had worked in Europe in the Austrian public schools. In Germany, I had worked at a Berlin counseling center, with a Berlin international church, and in a civilian role with the US Army Berlin.

2023 marks 20 years of serving with Communitas and 26 years in Europe! My years in Europe and on the mission field influence the support I can give our staff as they build their ministry partner teams and prepare to move to their field location. I am thankful to be able to encourage the next generation of global workers in this role as they answer God’s call to serve!


Time on Staff
21 Years


Field Leadership
Field Leadership


Dallas, TX

Personal Biography

I enjoy having people in my home for meals, crafts, or a gathering. Being outdoors in Berlin is like walking through decades of history in any direction and I love exploring “new to me” corners of the city. Friends know to watch out if an English Bulldog crosses my path when I’m out on a walk. It will get all my attention while I ask permission to pet it and find out its name and age.