Johanna Vannathy is starting as the Youth Development Co-ordinator for Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast and Horowhenua. In this role she will be assisting youth workers and volunteers within the diocese with support, training and up-skilling. Johanna will also be assisting Luke Paynter, Alan Maxwell and Andrew Spence in running the six diocesan youth events throughout the year, and at Team Training Days and Ministry Leaders’ Family Camp.
Johanna has a deep passion for solid youth work, effective teams and helping the church to thrive. For twelve years she developed a strong youth community as the youth pastor at Hosanna Baptist in Cannons Creek, Porirua. She then went on to do Baptist youth consultancy in Wellington and also directed Central Easter Camp. She is one of the most passionate people you will ever meet, especially when she is talking about the faith that drives her. Johanna is married to Bok and has two daughters, Jannah-Grace and Adonai. She loves body boarding, restaurants and upcycling vintage furniture.
Johanna can be reached on 021 269 3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.