Vânia Grace Alves Batista Quintão Fernandes, 32 , social worker since 2000 and a Salvationist since 1984, when she was enrolled as a Junior Soldier at the Pichileira Corps in Portugal.
Vânia is at present a soldier at the Niterói Corps in Rio de Janeiro and the daughter of Majors Margarida and Celso Batista. She has worked professionally for The Salvation Army since 1997, initially as a teacher then as a social worker in various projects. She is married to Leonardo Quintão Fernandes , 32, laywer for AMBEV, who has been a Salvationist since 1997 at Niterói Corps and is also a member of the CCM (Community Care Ministries).
Vania and Leonardo led the young people's ministry at the Niterói Corps from 2003 - 2008.