vera
Vera was born and raised in Southern Ukraine in a family of a Pentecostal minister. She and her siblings represent four generations of ministers. At a young age, Vera gave her heart to the Lord. She and her family were involved in planting the first Church of God in Ukraine. She was actively involved in youth, music, and evangelism ministries in this new and developing church plant. In 1999 she moved with her family to Sioux Falls, SD, U.S.A. where the Lord immediately provided work for her in a public school system. Since very young age Vera knew that there was a ministry calling on her life. She thrived in music ministry with the family quartet, of which she was a lead vocalist. The group experienced tremendous favor as opportunity presented itself for them to travel around the United States with their father. One of the highlights was to sing for the President of the United States on two different occasions. Recording albums, singing at special events, and leading churches in worship provided tremendous opportunities for Vera’s calling to develop and expand.

 

In 2006 Vera moved to Cleveland, TN, to pursue ministry with the Church of God and higher education at Lee University. Her educational journey in music provided opportunity for her to win several regional vocal competitions and awards. While pursuing her education, she applied herself in Music, Prayer, Women’s and Discipleship ministries at the Westmore Church of God, worked through the Westmore Leadership Development Program, and the Ministerial Internship Program with the Church of God. Vera worked through programs in preparation for the Exhorter Minister License and for the Ordained Minister License. After working at Lee in the Campus Pastor’s office for three years, she has served as a Ministry Assistant at Westmore since 2010 in the area of Discipleship, Evangelism, and Youth.

 

Vera serves as the Minister of Discipleship at Westmore Church of God since 2014. She is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Music with a minor in Religion and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Lee University. As the Lord provides opportunities, Vera hopes to continue her studies in the field of Theology and Pastoral Ministry. She is actively involved in the Westmore Church leadership teams and teaches voice lessons through the Westmore Music Academy in her spare time. She loves spending time with her family and friends.