Vanessa Wagener

Vanessa-LandscapeVanessa came on staff in February 2015 and took the position of Children’s Ministry Director here at New Hope Fellowship. Born and raised in El Dorado County, Vanessa was involved in different ministry opportunities including working in the nursery, building houses on missions trips to Mexico, and being an Awana leader to toddlers and preschoolers. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, she felt called to pursue her passion for photography and disciple God’s children.

Vanessa’s vision is to partner with families for the purpose of bringing children into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and helping them to grow in their love for God. Apart from ministry and photography, Vanessa enjoys being with her friends and family and spending time in the great outdoors. If you would like to know more about our Children’s Ministry, please contact Vanessa Wagener at