Olha (Olya) Shabliy
“What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” ― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer
Olya was born in Lviv, Ukraine, and graduated from Lviv University in 2013. She is still studying music at Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary in her hometown. She used to be the worship leader in the church where she came to faith in Lviv.
Olya felt God's calling to serve in Poland and joined the church planting team in Krakow. She moved to Krakow in the beggining of September 2015 and is currently helping with "Vox Box" English club and will be leading worship in the new church, which will be very different from most Evangelical styles in the country by being more relevant to the Polish culture. One of the biggest tasks for Olya will be conducting research on the history of Polish worship and bringing back to life some traditional Polish hymnody.