In August of 2018, Lissa Ramspaul and Pastor Greg Gibson from Veritas City Church in Georgetown; Washington, D.C. began to dream about a ministry to Washington, D.C. that met the needs of both short-term, supportive housing and employment in our city. During this same time, a small group from Veritas City Church began meeting, praying, and planning about what could be. Shortly thereafter, Veritas officially announced their strategic initiative—Spero Ministries—as a new non-profit ministry that would step into this space in our city.

On Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019), Veritas City Church officially announced Lissa Ramsepaul as the new Executive Director of Spero Ministries. Adjunct professor at American University, Lissa comes to Spero with a vast non-profit and social work experience.