Alissa Rosebrough is Executive Director of Arise Africa. Alissa’s love for Zambia started in 2006 when she was working as a professional photographer for various aid organizations in Africa. After spending an extended amount of time in Zambia in 2008 and 2009, Alissa felt a need to give back more than her images. She left with a burning desire in her heart to help on a deeper level. With the overwhelming generosity and help from others, Alissa and her friend, John Rosacker, founded Arise Africa in 2010.
Since day one, Alissa has facilitated and been in charge of Arise Africa. She has helped have the vision and directed the growth the ministry has experienced. Alissa helps oversee all operations in America from organizing teams, large projects, and all fundraising. She visits Zambia three to four times a year where she spends extended time there as it allows. Although Alissa is officially the head of Arise Africa she likes to quickly explain and remind individuals that the Zambian staff truly run Arise, do the hard work, and make the impact!
Alissa and her husband, Asher, live in Fort Worth, Texas where Arise Africa’s USA office is located. They are expecting their first child in July of 2017. In their free time they love being outdoors and can often be found on the Trinity Trails with their chocolate lab, Ella.
Faith graduated from TCU (Texas Christian University) in December of 2015 and immediately started working for Arise.
Faith works with Alissa and handles the Child Sponsorship and Arise Home programs in America. She is in charge of communicating to current sponsors about their children and sending out reports. She also works to get more children sponsored. Faith works closely with Zambian staff to keep "tabs" on all the children in our programs.
Faith also helps facilitate mission trips to Zambia. She works closely with our summer interns and helps Americans on their trip planning and time in Zambia.
Faith lives in Fort Worth. In her spare time she likes to eat junk food and drink chocolate milk. She is a lover of all people and is a very loyal friend to many.