Meet the Staff

Rob Roozeboom President and Founder

Rob Roozeboom, President and founder of RISE Ministries, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Rob leads and casts vision for RISE Ministries. He also speaks at a variety of venues, interviews podcast guests, oversees the day-to-day operations of RISE, and much more.

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Ellie Waring Creative Director

Ellie Waring, Creative Director, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. Ellie designs all the promotional print and web material for RISE Ministries.

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Liz Byrne Communications Associate

Liz is responsible for overseeing all of the social media accounts for RISE Ministries and producing all copy for digital and print assets of RISE. She live in Portland, OR and works remotely. She has worked for churches, ministries and Christian organizations for most of her career.

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Joshua Rathbun Videographer

Josh is a talented storyteller and videographer responsible for creating and producing the Stories of Strength series, the Christmas and Good Friday programs, and most of the video content for RISE Ministries. He is from Iowa but lives and works remotely from Los Angeles, CA.

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Jager Roozeboom Partner & Church Relations

Jager is Rob's son and has been serving RISE Ministries for many years. In his official role, he builds relationships with churches, ministries, and businesses to engage them in the work of RISE Ministries.

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Eddie Gamboa Grounds and Labor Support

Eddie maintains the RiseFest grounds and permanent structures owned by RISE Ministries. Eddie has a servant heart and chips in whenever he's needed and keeps us laughing and smiling.