Mel Murray loves to journey alongside builders and entrepreneurs from all corners of the world. After completing her BS in Intercultural Studies from John Brown University, she spent a decade in marketing, working for P&G’s global marketing agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, and WM’s on-site agency, Mass Connections. Mel has spent the last decade navigating the joys and challenges of working cross culturally. While living in South and SE Asia, Mel launched multiple international ventures, including a fashion brand, textile and leather manufacturer, and an Asia-based non-profit, dedicated to serving under-resourced entrepreneurs in challenging regions. As Partner for Global Community at Praxis, Mel oversees our growing global network, helping leaders design and launch ecosystems of redemptive entrepreneurship throughout the world. Mel serves as an Advisor to JoyCorps and on the Governing Board of Hope International. After many years abroad, Mel and her family recently moved back to her hometown of Kansas City, for a season near her parents. She’s been married to David for 23 years and they have 2 growing teenage sons.