Jessica Vangsnes, Director
I live in Clinton, SC and moved here from St. Louis, MO in 2013. I am a mom of 4 children. My education has been mostly in Graphic Design, but I am in Graduate school for Organizational Leadership now. I was a Family Teacher at Thornwell home for Children until Fall 2015 when my husband took on another position in Thornwell’s advancement department. I have known I wanted to do ministry with the vulnerable for years but wasn’t sure in what capacity.
In July 2015 a friend told me about the work 1 John 3 Ministries was doing and that they were looking to hire a part-time director to advance the mission of providing safe affordable housing and training people in education and life skills. I was very excited and prayed for god to order my path. My involvement with 1 John 3 Ministries has been so rich. I’ve been using my creative skills to raise awareness, and through visual mediums. I have used my love for people to teach our clients financial literacy and other skills. I have met many amazing servant-hearted individuals that consistently advance this ministry. God is blessing our efforts and he is receiving glory!