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Dr. Melanie Thomas-Price


First Lady of Church of Redemption, founder of the Daughters of Sarah, CEO/Administrator of A Leap of Faith Child Development Center Inc.


Dr. Melanie Thomas-Price is the First Lady of the Church of Redemption as well as the CEO/Administrator of two A Leap of Faith Child Development Center, INC locations. A Leap of Faith, INC is a childcare facility in Wilmington, Delaware. Since 2002, we have been providing early care and education to children aged six weeks to twelve years. Melanie was deeply committed to making a positive impact in the lives of children from a young age. She recognized the link between high-quality early childhood care and academic performance later in life.


Melanie began her career at the Dupont Company, where she worked for ten years. Melanie received her education at Wilmington University and Delaware State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral science and a master's degree in elementary teaching. Friends International Christian University awarded Dr. Price a Doctorate in Ministry with an emphasis on Biblical Counseling. In 2021, Dr. Price will receive her PhD in organizational leadership from Wilmington University.  She was a Special Education teacher in the Delaware public school system. Prior to teaching, she worked for the State of Delaware's K-3 Early Prevention Unit as a Family Crisis Therapist.

Today Melanie Thomas-Price lives with her spouse of 20 years, Pastor Paxton J. A. Price. She still owns and runs two A Leap of Faith Child Development Centers, INC. She was named the Small Business Association's 2016, Minority Business Owner of the Year in 2019, 2020 she earned the Her Story Our History Award and in 2021 she presented at a TEDx platform talk. Melanie now serves on the Advisory Board of the Women's Business Center. She has served as the Interdenominational Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Wilmington and Vicinity's Local President. While carrying out her most crucial role as First Lady of the Church of Redemption. One of her favor bible scriptures is  Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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