Vanessa Bryson, a Religion major at Nyack from 1996 to 1999, was one of ten fatalities of the La Conchita, CA mudslide triggered by several days of torrential rain. Her body was recovered Tuesday, January 11. Firefighters continue to search with the hope of finding more survivors.
Vanessa had been a resident of California for the past five years. According to Missiology & Religion Professor Larry Poston, she “was in the process of packing her belongings to move to Seattle when the mudslide hit.” Professor Poston asks that the Nyack community be in prayer for Vanessa’s parents and friends. Details on funeral arrangements are not yet available.