Dr. Veronica Coleman is the Pastor of New Jerusalem Ministries, a community focused ministry that she founded in 2010. New Jerusalem Ministries’ work in the community is so widely recognized that in 2015, it received the Model Partnership Award from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. in recognition of its Mentoring Program and its other outreach efforts conducted on behalf of the students in the city.
A recognized leader in the community, Dr. Coleman is the immediate Past President of the Virginia Beach Interdenominational Ministers Conference and has served in leadership capacities with other civic and religious organizations. She served for many years as a volunteer reporter and anchor for the City of Virginia Beach Television Station, VBTV. She currently co-facilitates the Pastors and Community Roundtable designed to improve the relationship between the Virginia Beach Police Department and the community.
Dr. Coleman is a native Halifax County, VA. She received her undergraduate education at Danville Community College and Averett College (University). She completed graduate studies at Old Dominion University and Virginia Union University. In 2010, she earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Veronica Coleman is a wife, a mother, a pastor, a manager and a mentor. She entered this campaign to fight for the values that matter in Virginia’s 84th District: Strengthening the healthcare system, protecting the vote and making sure that everyone benefits from a vibrant and equitable economy.