Co-Founder & Executive Director
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. 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! 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 multiple times a year where she spends extended time there as it allows.
Alissa and her husband, Asher, live in Fort Worth, Texas where Arise Africa’s USA office is located. They have a little girl by the name of Annie. In their free time they love being outdoors and can often be found on the Trinity Trails with Annie and their chocolate lab, Ella.
Child Sponsorship Director
Faith graduated from TCU in December of 2015 and immediately started working for Arise.
Faith works with Alissa and Chandler, and she 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.
Marketing and Communications Director
Chandler's time with Arise began in January of 2016, and she interned for the US Office for two years before coming on part-time in January of 2018. Chandler graduates from TCU in May of 2018 and will begin her Masters in Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in August of 2018.
Chandler works closely with Alissa and Faith, and she handles all media content. She is in charge of keeping supporters up to date through monthly newsletters, social media posts, and she keeps a close eye on all of our online information to make sure that it is all relevant and accurate. Chandler also works to give a voice to the children we serve through blog posts with the help of stories told by our staffers and former mission trippers.
In Chandler's spare time, you can find her doing yoga, drinking a lot of coffee, or hanging outside.