I am VOA.
Jessica Moore is a magician with cupcakes.
She makes them for friends' and coworkers' birthdays: Lemon Raspberry, Lemon Blueberry, Churro, Chocolate Peanut butter, Strawberries and Cream, Lemon Lavender, Margarita, Peaches and Cream, White Chocolate Strawberry, Chocolate Cake with Cookie Dough frosting, Creamsicle, Root Beer float, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Maple Bacon, and Pina Colada.
"If you can think of a flavor, I can probably turn it into a cupcake."
Her wonderful brand of alchemy isn't limited to the kitchen.
When Jessica’s son Xavier entered first grade, she decided she was ready to reenter the workforce. She took a contract position with a healthcare organization but wanted something more. “When I saw the job posting for VOA, I recall thinking that’s it, that is the job for me. I even remember telling my friends and family that it would be the perfect fit for me.“ Jessica interviewed and was hired in 2016 as part of the accounting and admin team. “I knew right away that this was where God wanted me to be, it just felt right.”
When a position opened on the Development team, Jessica made the transition to fundraising. “This is the best team that I have ever been a part of. Everyone is hardworking, supportive, fun and quick with the cheesy dad jokes.” Now, she connects donors to causes they care about, helping to fund our food banks, preschools, Community Resource Centers, and many more VOA programs and services.
Jessica loves baking and cooking, spending time gardening with her family and “....doing anything crafty.” She hopes to move back to a more rural area with property for her 12-year-old son Xavier, husband Chris, her two lovable pit bulls Happy and Lucy, and their ever-expanding garden “....and goats! I really want goats!”
“Through the pandemic I got to spend my days calling donors and expressing my gratitude for their generosity, listening to their stories and reasons for giving. It was such a blessing to me to get to have these conversations. It was uplifting and energizing."
"VOA is doing so much good and has such an impact in our communities. It is about uplifting others, and that’s where I want to be.”
Jessica Moore serves as the Director of Development as well as Lead Minister at VOA. If you become friends with her, she will probably make you cupcakes. Her story appears here as a part of our #IAmVOA campaign.