Valentina was born in Mineral’nye Vodi, Russia and when she was two-and-a-half, she and her family immigrated to the United States and ended up in Ferndale, Washington. Valentina grew up in a Christian home and as a 12 years old, she accepted Jesus as her Savior. It was not however until she was 16 that she re-devoted her life to the Lord. Valentina worked as a summer missionary and volunteered at Good News Clubs® for the past six years. Two years after rededicating herself to God and seeking His will, He showed her that He was calling her to full-time missions with CEF®. She is very excited to see how God will continue to use her to help reach the children of Whatcom County with the Gospel!
Valentina is also currently studying Accounting at Liberty University Online.
When not working or studying, she enjoys reading, art, exploring nature (sunsets and the ocean are her favorite), movies, Russian food, spending time with her friends and family, and music (she also plays the upright bass).