U.S.A Staff

Alissa Rosebrough

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.


Faith Pacholczyk

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. 

Amy Gracia

Marketing and Communications Director


Amy joined the Arise team in January 2019. As a Dodgers fan, she first heard about Arise Africa through Kershaw’s Challenge and soon began her involvement through Child Sponsorship. She has been on two mission trips with Arise where she met her sponsored child in 2017, and was hooked. After she was offered the position with Arise, Amy bought a one-way ticket to Texas.

Amy works closely with Alissa and Faith, and handles all media content. She is in charge of keeping supporters up to date through monthly newsletters, blog posts, and social media. Amy also works toward sharing the stories and giving a voice to the children we serve in Zambia.

Amy is from sunny Fontana, California. She has since moved to Fort Worth and is ready to explore the city. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor adventures and watching Friends on repeat.