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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Vanessa Oden


Pray,Preach,Teach! Ministries

Vallejo, CA


Vanessa has extensive experience as an evangelist, educator, and entertainer. She was trained in puppetry by a former member of Jim Henson's team who worked on Fraggle Rock. Vanessa as traveled all over Northern California providing educational theatre to youth ages Pre K-18 and has performed for thousands of youth over the span of fifteen years.

She has also brought her ministry on the overseas mission field to Mexico, Uganda, and Rwanda where the love of Christ was shared with thousands of children. Vanessa is the founder and director of Mariposa Blessings Outreach Ministries and Pray.Preach.Teach! Ministries which are parachurch organizations.

Vanessa is an ordained evangelist with a heart for evangelism, missions and sharing the word of God.

She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership (2012). Vanessa graduated magna cum laude in 2005 with a BA Degree in Pastoral Studies. Vanessa has been a classroom teacher in many grades from elementary to college.

Vanessa is a wife and also a mother of five small children. She is an author and recently was featured as an author in Meeting in the Middle: Stories That Bless Souls Chapter by Chapter. She is also working on developing a series of children's books and loves to create new and exciting performance art. Vanessa sits on the board of directors for F.I.R.E Ministries, (FRESH FIRE IGNITING REVIVAL AND EVANGELISM). She is a classroom teacher and seminary instructor.

Vanessa has witnessed, preached, prayed and shared the Gospel message with thousands of people on several continents and is blessed to be used in out-of-the-box evangelism every day.

She has been a part of countless evangelistic outreaches and serves on the evangelism team at her church co-leading a Spanish Ministry. To God be the glory! In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. She gives God all the glory and stands in awe of the majestic God we serve!

2013 Workshop

Children - Elementary: Puppets in Ministry


Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! We will cover hand puppets, rod puppets and demonstrate working on a team and in an ensemble. We will also discuss scripting,music, and props! Come for a time of fun and practice!

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