Vicky Mariconde is a Christian Contemporary/Gospel vocalist and songwriter. She is the daughter of Rev. William Highsmith Jr., and the late Vivian Highsmith. Previously, a member of Pitts Chapel and First Calvary Baptist churches in New Haven, Ct., Vicky is currently a member of Vertical Church (formerly Living Word Ministries), in West Haven, Ct. Over the last 21 years, Vicky has held various positions in the Music Ministry at Vertical Church, and has served faithfully in many other ministries at Vertical.
She began singing at a young age with her sisters (The Highsmith Sisters), and has been in several choirs over her lifetime. Born again in May of 1992. Vicky has no doubt in her mind that accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, is the best decision anyone will ever make in their lives.
Throughout the years, a love for singing grew into a passion as she was afforded many opportunities to minister as a soloist. God has anointed Vicky with a rich alto voice, which so effectively expresses her love for the Lord. Her voice garnered the attention of many, and she soon became in great demand for singing engagements in the Tri-State area. While Vicky wears many hats, her true passion is to minister in song and share the faithfulness of God through testimony and speaking engagements. Many of her life experiences have been the catalyst for her words of encouragement to others.
Vicky is inspired and influenced by the vocal style of Babbie Mason and Judy Jacobs. She is still living her dream and has released her debut album entitled “Still I Know.... “, which has inspired and reminded so many, of God’s faithfulness. Portions of her powerful testimony are on her debut album, and Vicky’s story was featured in the New Haven Register on April 17, 2011.
Her single “His Name is Jesus” held the #1 spot in the Top 20, by listener poll on Arise Radio station in Nashville, Tenn. She was voted New Female Gospel Vocalist in Jerry Green’s Holla Back Video Gospel Awards, in Oct. 2011. With numerous venues to minister in song, and speak, Vicky stands in awe of God’s favor and faithfulness!