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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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03/03/2015 - Mark Schultz Returns to RiseFest

Singer/songwriter and Northwest Iowa fan-favorite Mark Schultz will make his third appearance at RiseFest.


“By adding Mark Schultz, we feel this is one of the biggest lineups we’ve been able to host at RiseFest.” Says President and Founder of RISE Ministries, Rob Roozeboom. “It means that better entertainment can start earlier on Saturday after an already packed Friday night. His storytelling and well known music are great for festival goers.” 



During the past decade, turning real life experiences into heartfelt anthems of hope and redemption has made Schultz one of the Christian community's most acclaimed singer/songwriters, earning the top spot on Billboard magazine's Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list. The Best of Mark Schultz features 17 songs that have defined the Dove Award winner's artistry, among them "He's My Son," "Letters from War" and "Walking Her Home," which were hits on mainstream adult contemporary radio as well as Christian stations. "Back in His Arms Again" was named BMI's Christian Song of the Year in 2003. "Letters from War" was the centerpiece of the Army's "Be Safe-Make It Home" campaign. The collection features music from Schultz's five previous studio albums and includes such poignant classics as "What It Means to Be Loved," "I Am" and "Remember Me." 


RiseFest tickets are available now for individual and group rates. These tickets are good for both the Friday and Saturday of RiseFest. A new ticket edition, the Prime Package, is available as well that includes RiseFest ticket, festival t-shirt, autograph fast pass, and special hospitality tent. Only a limited number of these packages are available. Tickets can be purchased here or at the RISE Ministries office. 

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.
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