Jeanna was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She began singing at the age of 8 at her local church, where she ministered her first solo in an Easter service in front of a congregation of 2,000 people.
From then on, she served in their drama and dance ministries, gleaning from many directors she feels privileged to have worked with. She continued to study a variety of genres of music and voice, dance and acting, all through grade school and college, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music from Adelphi University. She has performed the National Anthem at many sports games and events at her high school and college, as well as at Nassau Coliseum.
Since graduating from college, she has performed professionally with many prestigious companies, including Radio City Music Hall. However, she always felt a pull on her heart to lead worship in church and fulfill her true destiny: to use her gift for the glory of God. Since her childhood, God has enabled her to sing in many places for many people, but now she has accepted His call, making the decision to sing for an audience of One.
She is presently involved with New Hope International Ministries, in Bay Shore, NY, and has been since its inception in 2005. She has been disciplined and mentored by her Senior Pastor, Kathie McBride, and has become the Worship Leader (Band/Choir Director) of the house. In 2014, while on a mission trip in Brazil, she was given the opportunity to lead worship with her music team at many churches in the city of São Paulo. She also attended the Gateway Brazil Conference, where she was asked to join forces with their music team to help lead worship in front of hundreds of young people across the world. She feels so honored to have ministered on foreign soil and is so blessed to have led worship alongside incredible leaders from another country.
Her heart is to worship God and lead His people into the throne room of Heaven. She desires to see people enter into a deeper relationship with God through worship and for them to experience Him in a more intimate and personal way. To know Him as a friend and Father, but to also reverence Him as Lord and King. She believes that we were all created to worship and that cultivating a worship lifestyle is of utmost importance. Her hope is for people to understand worship as a way of life, and not just a song performed in Sunday service.