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Rob Roozeboom was initially diagnosed with Becker MD during early childhood. Today he travels and speaks about those challenges in his life and how gaining the right perspective has led him to overcome adversities.

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02/23/2015 - Des Moines to Chicago

Last week was a whirldwind for us here at RISE. Everyone was out of the office, even Ellie! Our adventure started Monday night, the 16th, as we made our way to Des Moines. Tuesday morning we took off for Boone and Rob had the opportunity to speak at the annual Fareway manager's meetings on behalf of MDA and challenge them to go "all in." This year he was joined by Halie, and this year's State Goodwill Ambassador, Quinn.

From Des Moines we took off for Chicago for meetings for ROTR Chicago and to attend the Wheaton Evangelism Conference. It was a great week of road tripping, a surprise adventure to bless the homeless, playing with the new Go-Pro and hearing great speakers from Will Graham to Jefferson Bethke. 


02/09/2015 - Sidewalk Prophets and Rhett Walker Join RiseFest 2015

RiseFest is contining to add to its lineup for the 10 year anniversary of the festival. Sidewalk Prophets will return to RiseFest, making their second appearance at the festival. Southern rockers Rhett Walker Band will make their Northwest Iowa debut. 


“We’re blessed to have Sidewalk Prophets back. Their music seems to resonate with a lot of people and they’re growing as a band in popularity and radio play.” Says President and Founder of RISE Ministries, Rob Roozeboom.


Sidewalk Prophets toured with Jeremy Camp and Audio Adrenaline on the strength of independent albums, then rode the popularity of their first Word Records release, These Simple Truths, to a Dove Award for Best New Artist and a nomination for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. "The Words I Would Say" hit #3, "You Can Have Me" went Top 20, a Christmas single, "Hope Was Born This Night," hit the Top 10, and "You Love Me Anyway" went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Christian Singles chart. The band has toured with the Rock and Worship Roadshow with MercyMe and Francesca Battistelli, among others, and landed another Dove nomination for Group of the Year in 2011.


Roozeboom is also excited to add Rhett Walker Band, “From the first time I saw Rhett Walker Band, I knew they would be a great band that RiseFest would enjoy because of their southern rock sound. I always appreciate their honesty from stage.” 
Since Rhett Walker Band’s debut, Come to the River, the band has toured non-stop, spending more time on the road than at home. “We’ve always been that blue collar kind of band that’s just hard work and dreams; and you put them together, and you make something happen,” says Walker. The debut effort generated the band’s first Top 5 hit, “When Mercy Found Me,” and garnered Walker a GRAMMY© nomination. In addition, since its inception, the band has been invited three times to perform on the Grand Ole Opry—a stage they’re comfortable on since a blend of country and southern rock define their well-honed sound.
Tickets for RiseFest are available now, order here


01/30/2015 - Remedy Drive Returns to RiseFest

Remedy Drive has been a staple in the Midwest Christian music scene since 1998 and is making their fourth appearance at RiseFest. Founder David Zach says this about their latest release, ‘Commodity,’ “We're releasing a concept album on freedom called Commodity.  Freedom – the cry from the depths of my heart and the theme of an entire album – to be imagined through lyric, melody and sonic landscape. We want to make a concept album on liberty, to shine a light on slavery, to protest oppression and to empower rescue. We want to add to the soundtrack of the resistance. How can I sing about liberty if I’m not running after it? How can I sing about freedom if I’m selling out? Or buying in? I’m a soul inside a body – I’m not a commodity.” Zach will also speak in the seminar tent on his experiences with The Exodus Road, the human trafficking organization, in Southeast Asia. 

Get tickets to RiseFest to see Remedy Drive and more here


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