Melissa Zelniker-Presser – Convert from Judaism and Evangelicalism
Growing up in a tight-knit Jewish community, Melissa Zelniker-Presser knew almost nothing about Jesus or Christianity. In college, she was befriended by enthusiastic evangelicals, and was excited to begin a relationship with Christ. However, she still hungered for more, and when a friend gave her a biography of St. Edith Stein, Melissa knew she’d found a spiritual friend she could truly relate to. That, and the similarities between the liturgy of the Mass and Jewish Passover services were enough to convince her to find a new home in the Catholic Church.