Serve with Ridge Kids
Impact the next generation by serving with Ridge Kids
It's an exciting time to be part of the Ridge Kids team! We have been given an amazing opportunity to lead kids to Know, Grow, and Serve Jesus. Learn more about opportunities to volunteer in one of the roles below, and join us as we impact the next generation.
We're looking for friendly adults and students who can help greet families as they arrive, register children in their age-appropriate groups and escort them to their classrooms, and answer questions about Ridge Kids and other ministries on our campus.
Small Group Leaders
Adults and students can serve in this role to lead kids in discussion, activities, and celebration on Sunday mornings, alongside a team of other leaders and amazing kids! All resources are provided.
Hosts / Storytellers
If you are comfortable being upfront and on-stage, this is the role for you! You'll participate with other storytellers and actors to share God's story in a fun and accessible way for kids of all ages.
Do you love to praise and worship God? Join our team of volunteers who lead kids alongside lyric videos during our large group time on Sunday mornings. Be ready to practice dance motions and have fun!
We're looking for volunteers to work alongside a team to provide the lights, sounds, and programming for our large group time.
Small Group Coordinators
If you're ready to be all in, join our team of Small Group Coordinators to connect with our leaders throughout the week and provide leadership and support for them on Sunday mornings.
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!