“God has a way of turning tragedy into triumph” – Vanessa Cruz

IMG_5489Vanessa’s childhood was filled with fear, physical and sexual abuse; her teenage years filled with depression, violence, drugs and alcohol; her young adulthood with confusion, rage and pain. If there was ever an unlikely candidate to be used by God, it would have been her.

Today, you can find Vanessa serving those who seek healing, restoration and direction in every capacity of her life. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor blessed with a burden to treat mental illness, anxiety, and emotional and psychological trauma. As the Women’s Pastor for World Renegade Church she works in cooperation with her husband the Lead Pastor of WRC in the building up of a revolutionary and audacious generation of women who are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Vanessa founded Live Revolution 2010 in an effort to reach out to the world and address tough issues hardly made public. Through a collaboration of free ongoing conferences, blogs and seminars you can find her and the Live Rev team addressing a variety of issues from mental illness, sexual assault, to issues of faith and theology. Her desire is to see women set free, made new, equipped and on mission.

Vanessa Cruz is married to her best friend Adriel Cruz and live in Chicago’s north side with their cat Prince. They thoroughly enjoy thrifting and hanging out with Renegades.