…I will sing of Your love…
Valerie has a heart for worship. This journey as a worship leader has been one of encounter, once in a lifetime experiences, hard work, humility and passion. From leading hundreds of law students and possibly future Supreme Court Justices in worship at conferences, seeing the hunger of teenagers for more than this world has to offer at youth events, getting away for a weekend and watching the growth of those on retreats or the sheer joy music can explode in someone’s soul with her band, The Restless.
Valerie has been blessed with a remarkably beautiful voice and has had the opportunity to play with and be mentored by several top Catholic artists. Her greatest joy in music is leading others to fall more deeply in love with Christ through prayer and music during Adoration.
Valerie began playing music in college as student campus minister at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, where she majored in theology and religious studies. She took the classes required for medical school to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an emergency room surgeon, but after graduating realized that the desire God had planted in her heart to lead worship was calling her to glorify Him through music.
Valerie grew up in northern Virginia with her parents and older brother, Michael. God continued to bless her with overwhelming joy when she married her husband Rocco in May of 2012. They enjoy singing and writing songs together, and joining their prayers together through song has been an incredible blessing in their marriage. (Rocco plays keys in The Restless and enjoys supporting and accompanying Valerie wherever God leads them).
God continues to open doors for Valerie. She currently juggles time between leading music at Mass for George Washington University in Washington DC, leading worship alongside Rocco throughout Virginia, Maryland and DC and performing with Rocco in their Catholic rock band The Restless.
The Restless is excited to release their sophomore album in February 2019, The Revolution is Love.
The Revolution is Love speaks to themes of hope, love, and joy amidst conflict and division. It has eight tracks including seven original songs and a cover of the worship song Oceans and was produced by Marco Delmar. Tour dates will be announced soon - stay posted!
Valerie seeks to remain faithful to God’s call and to continue to strive to hear and follow His will, remembering how good He has been to her. She can’t wait to see where He is calling Rocco and her to go next!