Yevgeniya visited Leonia Church soon after hurricane Sandy in 2012, and started working here in April of 2014. Her daily tasks include print and email communication, scheduling worship servants for various tasks on Sunday morning, advertising church programs in local papers and online platforms, and other administrative support to the pastoral and ministry leaders. Yevgeniya loves inviting people to ministry programs at Leonia Church, and she is always thinking about creative ways of reaching people.
Yevgeniya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from CUNY Baccalaureate Program and a Masters’ degree in Childhood Education from Hunter College, CUNY. Before working as an Administrative Assistant at Leonia Church, Yevgeniya taught Critical Thinking as an Adjunct Instructor at LaGuardia Community College and advised freshman and continuing students in the Office of Academic Advising and Financial Aid.
Yevgeniya lives in Leonia with her husband Dr. Jerry G. Ianni. They have been married since 2007, and have they been a part of many ministry projects together. Currently Yevgeniya and Jerry serve as co-organizers for the Conversational English Program at the International Students Inc Westside Fellowship . For the last two years, Yevgeniya and Jerry have become caregivers to Jerry’s father Vincent. They draw on that experience to co-facilitate caregiver support group at Leonia Church.