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A Conference for Northern California Churches

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!

2014 Workshop

Children - Elementary: Facepainting for the Gospel!


Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom! Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip! Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use facepainting at your next event for the glory of God! You do not need to know how to draw in order to facepaint! We will be demonstrating various techniques and designs right in class! Join this exciting workshop and glean tips from a seasoned facepainter who has facepainted thousands of children and adults for over 15 years! Sharing God's love, while facepainting!

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