Juanita Yager

serving in New Zealand

Nita Yager has been seeking to know God and make Him known for over 4 decades. She grew up in the southern U.S., and as a teenager, she trusted Jesus for salvation. While at university, she learned to walk with God and make disciples of others.

Nita married her husband soon after graduating from university.  For many years she focused much of her energy on discipling their two children. She also invested her heart, time, and talents to help other believers grow in their faith.

Before joining Celebrate Messiah, Nita lived in the Chicago area for twenty years.  For ten years she was a member of a Messianic congregation in Prospect Heights, IL, where Nita served for two years as Congregational Administrator.  It was in worshipping Messiah together with both Jews and Gentiles that Nita developed a burden to see the Jewish people know their God, as well as a desire to help Gentile believers better understand the Jewish roots of our faith and the centrality of Israel in God’s plan for the world.

Nita moved to New Zealand in 2015 to serve with Celebrate Messiah New Zealand as manager of Zula Lodge where she provided hospitality to Jewish travellers and other international backpackers in Wanaka.  Nita now serves the staff of CMNZ as Administrator and the churches of New Zealand as Church Ministries Coordinator.