Melody studies English, Theology, and Creative Writing at Concordia University Chicago. Her published poetry can be found in the CUC journal Motif. She currently plays flute in the university Wind Symphony and leads the campus women’s Bible study. Melody is always up for adventure, including skydiving and studying for a semester in England. As a lifelong Coloradan, she continually craves mountain views and can never quite adjust to Midwest humidity.

Recent Posts by Melody Lipke

What I Wish I Knew before Attending My First LCMS Youth Gathering


It’s upon us again. The time when youth are scrambling to pack, leaders are double-checking transportation, and committees are reviewing who goes where and when. This summer, a buzz of excitement, an incoming swarm of matching backpacks, and the jokes, prayers, and songs of thousands of high schoolers are descending on the city of Houston for the LCMS Youth Gathering.

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