Vanessa Rivera serves as the Pastor for Live Purpose. Additionally, she serves as the church clerk, is a teacher for the Spot (high school) connect group, and is an ongoing writer for the Daily Walk Live Purpose branch for the Global Resource Collective.
Vanessa is a graduate of Andrews University with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Minor in Leadership and a Masters in Social Work. During her time at Andrews, she spent three years working for Lamson Hall, the undergraduate women’s dorm, as the Head Student Dean where she led spiritual and social programming. She would spend her summers working at Glacier View Ranch (GVR) as a summer camp staff member, with her last summer serving as Girl’s Director.
She is currently working as a therapist in a three year substance abuse term for the Colorado Health Services Corps delivering individual, family, couples and group therapy. She is in the process of completing the requirements to become an addictions counselor in addition to her clinical social work credentials.
Vanessa is engaged to her fiancé Ricky Alarcón, whom she will marry July 2019. 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
- Church Clerk