Raising the next generation to know, grow, and serve Jesus
Ridge Kids offers weekly programming for children from birth through 5th grade across our campuses, and special events and camps throughout the year, where kids can learn about God’s love for them.
Planning your first visit? Let us know you are coming by pre-registering your kids!
Christmas Movie Night
Join us for a fun night with pizza, hot chocolate, and a Christmas movie. Don't forget to wear your coziest pjs!
Embrace Special Needs Ministry
We offer one-on-one pal support and host classes for children, teens, and young adults with special needs, creating an opportunity for the entire family to worship and study God’s Word.
Serve with Ridge Kids
Be part of the Ridge Kids team as we lead kids to know, grow, and serve Jesus!
Classes + Events
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Kids Worship Resources
Each week we provide tailored video lessons, worship songs, parent guides, and more to help you disciple your family. Click on your child's grade level to access this week's worship resources.
Parenting Tool Box
Our Parenting Tool Boxes are designed to support parents as you disciple your children. Some seasons we offer a physical box, and others we offer a digital download. Example resources provided with each box include a custom family devotional booklet, a book about Christ-centered parenting, unique family service opportunities, date night ideas for parents, and gift cards for a family meal out.
Ridge Kids Team
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Adriel was born and raised in a little town outside of Waco called Rosenthal. She received her Elementary Education degree from Texas A&M University and returned home to Baylor University to receive a Master’s degree in Museum Studies. Adriel has worked at the Dallas Museum of Art for their summer art programs and was formerly a mixed media instructor for Dougherty Arts School. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, James, and their adorable pup, Teddy. Adriel feels completely blessed to be surrounded by an amazing team at the Ridge and looks forward to seeing God’s hand at work with Ridge Kids!
Bethany grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Elementary Education. She loves hiking, getting tacos with friends, and curling up on the couch with a book and her cat. Bethany spent a few years serving in various kids' ministries, most recently completing a children's residency program in College Station. She is excited to join the Austin Ridge helping our kids, know, grow, and serve Christ
Brady Ellen Poole
Brady Ellen Poole
Brady Ellen Poole found a passion for serving in Children's Ministry while leading large group services for K-5 students in California. Brady has worked in Production for Theater as a Stage Manager, a Sound Engineer, and most recently, a Lighting Technician on a show in Macau, China. She earned a B.F.A. at University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master's in Arts Administration at Goucher College. Her husband Gary is on staff at Austin Ridge and they have two children, Ethan and Avery.
Hannah grew up just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Mizzou with one BA in Anthropology and another in Ancient Mediterranean Studies. After getting married and graduating, she moved out to the Bay Area for a year and is now excited to be a Texan! In her free time, Hannah enjoys drinking coffee, cuddling with her puppy, and hanging out with her husband, Seth. She is so excited to be a part of laying the foundations of faith in young children and pointing them to Jesus!
Jason was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Southwestern Seminary. He was a public school teacher and has been in full-time ministry since 2000. He is married to Sarah, and they have five children, Katie Beth, Everett, Nolan, and twins, Lyla and Sosie. He enjoys exploring new places during family vacations, coaching youth sports, and watching his favorite teams (Vanderbilt, Yankees, and Steelers). In order to reach all generations and families for Christ, Jason is passionate about equipping individuals with the necessary tools and motivations to authentically share their stories and impact others around them.
Katy was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from IBC, studying Travel and Hospitality Management. She and her husband, Larry, relocated their family to Texas in 2009 after being stationed at a USMC base in California. Starting as new homeowners in Buda, Katy became a Jesus Follower after a few trials that brought her to her knees in surrender.
Katy and her family visited the Ridge when they moved to Dripping Springs in 2018 and were hooked! They got plugged in immediately, having the opportunity to lead a life group and be apart of Ridge Kids alongside their four kids. She is an avid reader, treasure hunter (thrift shopper), lover of all Bible studies, and cherisher a good family game night.
LaRhonda was born and raised in Indiana. She and her husband moved to Houston in 1994. They moved to Austin in 2011 and fell in love with the city. In 2018 they moved back to Houston, but that would not last long, and in 2020 they returned to Austin. LaRhonda graduated from Purdue University, majoring in Math and minoring in Education. LaRhonda taught high school for four years and then became a full-time mom. She has four grown children and loves spending time with them and being active outdoors. She is excited to be a part of Ridge Kids and looks forward to seeing what God will do!
Matthew was born and raised in sunny coastal Florida. He graduated from Johnson Bible College, majoring in Youth Ministry and Preaching, in 2009. Matthew moved to Katy, Texas, after college and met his wife, Jesica, and they have four beautiful children. Matthew has served in Children's ministry for the last seven years and is excited to continue equipping parents and leaders. Matthew enjoys playing with his kids, playing golf, working on his trucks, and searching for the best BBQ. His greatest passion is to equip parents to be the primary spiritual influence in their children's lives.