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!
For ages 10 through seniors in high school, we offer a short class that walks participants through understanding what baptism is and is not. Join one of our upcoming classes at your preferred campus to be part of our baptism services!
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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Parenting Tool Box
Our seasonal boxes are designed to support parents as you disciple your children. Each box includes 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. Boxes range from $30-40 plus shipping.
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 and was formerly a mixed media instructor for Dougherty Arts School. In her free time, she loves spending time with her new 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.
Christian was born and raised as the third out of seven children in various urban areas of Dallas. She graduated from Grand Canyon University, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Substance Abuse. After graduation, God led her to Austin.
She has a missional aspiration to collaboratively use her mercy and giving giftings to reach the lost and meet them where they are with the transformative hope of Jesus Christ. She loves watching college basketball, eating good food, and consuming content related to theology, evangelism, Christian/urban Apologetics, and various topics in relation to biblical Christianity.
Jason was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Southwestern Seminary. While he has worked in several churches throughout the country, he is honored to now serve at Austin Ridge. 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 camping trips, 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.
Jeff grew up in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 2012. He has been in full-time ministry since then, where he has had the opportunity to lead families, students, and currently, children. Jeff is married to Cheyenne, and together they have two boys, Everett and Cannon. He enjoys family time in the backyard, playing all sports, and watching his Florida State Seminoles dominate college football. Jeff is passionate about discipleship and helping parents shepherd their children in their walk with the Lord. Jeff and Cheyenne are thankful that the Lord has called them to Austin to be a part of such an incredible church and community.
Justin was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After following his parents to Central Texas, Justin completed a 9-month discipleship program at T Bar M Camps & Retreats, where he grew significantly in his faith and working with children. Justin is excited about this opportunity to serve with Ridge Kids and connect with the Austin Ridge community. Some of Justin's hobbies include playing basketball, watching a good TV show on Netflix, and going on long walks.
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!