Lelde was 14 when she became a Christian at a youth camp, and was first introduced to Josiah Venture in her second year of high school when her local pastor encouraged her to go to a leadership training run by JV Latvia. The following couple of summers, she was involved with JV as a summer intern. Lelde has been passionate about youth work and helping young people grow more and more in their love, knowledge, and understanding of Jesus, ever since. A couple years after graduating from high school, she moved to England. While there, she completed an applied theology and youth work degree at Moorlands College, as well as continued to serve in a youth ministry with a local church. God called Lelde back to Latvia in 2015 and she’s a part of a youth ministry team in her church in Riga. She has been part of various Christian summer camps every year since she became a Christian and sees it as a great opportunity for young people to get to know Jesus in a safe, loving, and fun environment. She will be a part of the JV Latvia summer camp team.