Lelde was 14 when she became a Christian at a youth camp. She was first introduced to Josiah Venture (JV) 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. Ever since, Lelde has been passionate about youth work and helping young people grow more and more in their love, knowledge, and understanding of Jesus. A couple of years after graduating from high school, she moved to England. While there, she completed an Applied Theology and Youth Work degree at Moorlands College, while serving in the youth ministry at 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. Christian camps have been a big part of Lelde's faith journey, and she sees it as a great opportunity for young people to get to know Jesus in a safe, loving, and fun environment. She serves on the JV Latvia Summer Camp team as the Mission Team Coordinator.