Vladimir grew up near Mankato, MN and graduated from high school in 2012. He then pursued Christian camping ministry for five years – full time at various camps in MN, TN and WA. In 2015, he married his wife, Lexi, and they now have two beautiful children, Mabel and Abner. They started attending PLBC in 2017 and became members that same year. Vladimir enjoys any type of sports, climbing, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, spending time with family/friends, and building things. He has owned his own woodworking business since fall of 2016. He and Lexi served on the youth group ministry team for a year and a half before he accepted the Youth Director position in May 2019.