Vanessa serves as the Pastor for Faith Engagement at Boulder Adventist Church, where she is also church clerk and teaches the Spot connect group.
A graduate of Andrews University (undergraduate psychology, master’s in social work), Vanessa worked there as the head student dean helping to oversee spiritual and social programming in the dormitory. She has been active in church ministries here in Colorado—at Glacier View Ranch as a summer camp staff member and board member, Vista Ridge Academy, and with the Rocky Mountain Conference Hispanic Youth Federation (FEJA). Vanessa is currently working as a licensed therapist with the Colorado Health Services Corps, delivering individual, family, couples and group therapy. Additionally, she is working towards her second license focusing on addiction counseling. Vanessa is married to Ricky Alarcón and dog mom to their puppy, Nike. Both grew up in pastoral families that moved frequently so they are happy to call Colorado their current and future home until Jesus returns.
I choose to partner with Boulder Church because...
- it is constantly providing a safe place to grow in Christ and connect with others.
Faith Engagement Leadership Roles
- Camp Sanitas: Teacher for the Spot Connect Group
- Kid's Activity Packets