Vanessa is an ordained pastor, working artist and creative in Springdale, Arkansas. She pastors Vintage Fellowship along with her husband, Robb Ryerse, in Fayetteville which they planted over a decade ago. Together they have four children, biological and adoptive, ranging from college to preschool. Recently Robb ran for U.S. Congress and she completed a room-size mosaic installation in the Conrad Hilton of Washington DC. Their congressional run was documented in a film called True Believer by Sarah Colt Productions.