Be Not Conformed
Vanessa Riles | August 27, 2017
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Vanessa Riles is an Oakland native seeking freedom from white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and American exceptionalism for all those marginalized and disenfranchised by these oppressive forces.
Over the past several years Vanessa has served as a member of this congregation in a variety of capacities and has grown spiritually through that service, her connection to this faith community, and her growing and developing relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Currently, Vanessa serves on the diaconate, the Worship and Arts team, and the Voices of Praise choir. She is a regular worship leader, and an occasional preacher, and she is deeply honored to be given the opportunity to offer herself as a vessel once again.