Melissa Rihl

St. Leo the Great, Fairfax

Melissa Rihl is the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA where she has served since 2015. Before that, she served as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministry at St. Leo from 2012-2015. Melissa comes from an interracial family and converted the Catholic faith in her early teens. She graduated from Florida State University, Class of 2012 with a B.A. in Theatre. She lives with her husband and two children in Fairfax, VA. In her free time, Melissa enjoys running, singing, growing potatoes and tending to her lemon tree. She has a deep love for St. Drogo and Our Lady of Guadalupe. She looks forward to serving as a member of Bishop's Advisory Council on Racism.