Vera grew up on a farm in Central Wisconsin with five sisters. She received a BA in Finance from UW Whitewater. Vera and her family started attending Hope in 1994 and has been the Children’s Ministry Director since 2007. She has taught all ages of children – from infant nursery through 5th grade. Reading, bike riding, cooking, knitting, and gardening are just a few of her hobbies. Vera and Doug have four girls – Kati, Liz, Amanda and Meghan.