Raised in Canada and Oregon by strong Christian parents, Sveno was Blessed with s foundation of faith that has been validated by the trials and tribulations of life. He is now the longest serving Youth Leader at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene in Oro Valley, AZ.


Becoming a Christian at the age of 16 at a Youth Group Roller Skating Night, Sveno fell in love with Jesus and has been a strong believer ever since.


Across the many years of Sveno's life, the trials included 14 near death experiences, a son being poisoned, divorce and betrayal by family and friends, business losses matched with business victories. He was also treated for PTSD following his combat deployment in Iraq and Germany in 2003-2005. The paramount trial came when Sveno was left a blind quadriplegic following a scuba accident in the Republic of Panama in Central America. The miracles of a resilient recovery cemented his faith and it has never waivered since. Sveno could not have imagined the joys of life and love he enjoys today, from the depths of despair so many years ago.


Some people believe in miracles and some do not, but Sveno is one that has seen the laws of physics defied, he has been reborn and given a second chance and can share many stories of amazing miracles that have only further validated his faith his a God that loves each of us.


Sveno has a passion for Christian missions. He has served on many mission trips around the world and loves to support missionaries as they work to become the hands and feet of God in far away places.


One role that Sveno currently serves in that allows his faith and profession to intersect, is as a Hospice Chaplain. Sveno is a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and has a local ministers license to serve as a hospice Chaplain for Pathways Hospice in Tucson AZ.