Jessy Vera joined the Hope Waukee staff in November 2016 as Worship Arts Director. He is currently serving as Worship Arts Minister.
Originally from northern California, Jessy graduated in 2003 from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s in communications and a minor in religious studies. He also studied at the American Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Jessy has been in full-time ministry since 2000. In that time he has been a worship leader, youth minister and touring musician primarily but he has also had the opportunity to wear many different ministry hats: preacher, teacher, counselor, mission trip leader, youth conference director and international Alpha ministry trainer. Jessy and his wife have co-led The Marriage Course and The Parenting Course since 2007 and are very excited to be offering those courses at Hope Waukee.
Jessy and his wife, Robyn, live in Urbandale and have four children, Luke, Micah, Dean and Melody. In his spare time (which isn’t much because he has four kids), Jessy enjoys attending baseball games, collecting movies and exploring the outdoors with his family.
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