Born on the 29th of April to Ivan & Luz Villanueva in Camden, NJ. As a little girl, Michelle Calderon knew she was a born leader. It was her dedication and passion for others that separated her from all the other girls. Today the Camden native, ministers next to her husband Ariel, as associate pastor at the 27th Street Revival Center (Rev. Rafael & Margarita Calderon- Sr. Pastors). Michelle's ministry began at the age of three when a passion for worship took ownership of her heart. At the age of 12, she was accepted into Children Safe Harbor Inc. (Ministerio Amparo de la Niñez Inc.). It was under the leadership of Felipe and Myrtha Castro that Michelle blossomed in worship, drama, creative arts, and preaching the Word of God. Today, she pays tribute to God, her parents, her pastors Rev. Rafael & Margarita Calderon, and to Amparo de la Niñez and it's leaders for directing her into the right path. In 1994, Michelle graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, where she formed part of the school's gospel choir. In 1998, after receiving a refreshing touch of God, she joined the worship team at the 27th Street Revival Center. Shortly after that Lord placed in her heart a need to reach out to the lost youth. In 1999, Ariel and Michelle became youth pastors leading dozens of young people to the feet of God. After having the blessing of being childhood friends, the couple was joined in holy matrimony on June 16, 2001. Together they conceived Josias Ariel, Natalya Arielis, Julissa Ivelisse y Eliana Rose. It has been her longtime desire to share with the world the song God has placed in her heart. A song that heals, transforms, and delivers...a song pushed out from the depth of her soul impulsed by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Her first solo album 'Serenata/Serenade' launches in February 2011. Michelle had the priviledge of recording in Bryan Studios located in the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic. Well known Latin Producers Ismael Ovalle & Roosevelt Martinez (produced & arranged for: Tercer Cielo, Egleyda Belliard, Marcos Yaroide, Nancy Amancio & more) have put their years of experience, love for excellence and passion for Christ into every arrangment and song. With a variety ranging from different genres, Michelle's hope is for every listener to be ministered by the power of God! 'I have poured out my heart into this project so that every listener can savor the significance behind being in love with Christ. Each song is a love song to my Creator no matter what genre it may be. I pray that through my music you may experience the unfailing love of God the way that I have. When you hear me sing, remember, This is more than just a Song, it's me Serenading my Creador. Therefore, the time has come to impact the world forever! Let's us Usher the World into His Presence.' ~Michelle.