RISE Ministries founder Rob Rozeboom was diagnosed with a debilitating degenerative disease (severe muscular dystrophy) at age 5, but, through Christ, his family, and a lot of perseverance, he has learned to "enjoy the journey", and see God at work through whatever life throws his way. This podcast includes great interviews with guests who have also had struggles in their lives, but have learned to "enjoy the journey", and praise God through it all. It's also a great way for Rob and the RISE Ministries team to speak more directly to listeners, and we're so happy you're joining us!
Episode 46: Adam Weber
Dealing with conflict in life is hard. Being vulnerable isn't easy. Being a person of influence in the church can definitely come with its share of interesting moments and stories.
Rob sits with Adam Weber, pastor of Embrace Church, and talks about how God walks you through the different seasons of life. They share how God can bring healing by being vulnerable with the right people. They even address Adam Weber's skinny jeans scandal!
Get to know Adam more at www.adamweber.com
Episode 45: Lauren Banik
On this episode of Enjoying the Journey, we got to chat with our friend, Lauren Banik! Lauren is a wife, mom, and the morning show DJ at Life 96.5. Right after RiseFest 2021 Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer. She shares about what that journey looked like for her and where she is now. Lauren shares some good tips for people who know someone going through a cancer diagnosis and for those on their own cancer journey. Lauren shares with joy, transparency, conviction, truth, and clarity. Her deep faith and trust in Jesus is truly inspiring and encouraging. If you’re struggling to trust Jesus in a difficult season, this episode is for you! Thank you for listening!
Episode 44: Gary Roozeboom
Justin Jenness is back on this episode of Enjoying the Journey—but as our host! He interviews our guest, Gary Roozeboom (Rob’s dad!) AND Rob. Gary shares about how he took a huge step of faith, when Rob was 9 years old, and changed his career path from being a farmer to a pastor. They have a candid conversation about how it impacted him, his family, and how he kept his faith in Jesus through the tough seasons. Rob shares about what it was like growing up from his POV. AND we get to hear the origin story of RISE ministries! There are so many good things in this episode: community, faith, relationships, father-son relationship, stories, struggles, how God shows himself in ways we don’t expect, and more! You don’t want to miss this episode! Thank you for listening!
Episode 43: Justin Jenness
We got to talk with our friend, Justin Jenness, on this episode of Enjoying the Journey! Rob and Justin have been friends for many years and love talking about ministry, Jesus, and family. They clear up some questions we’ve all been asking—are they brothers and do they coordinate their outfits at RiseFest every year? 😂 They also move on to more serious things—how to hold on to their faith in Jesus in the midst of grief, really tough circumstances, suffering, insecurities, and more. It’s an honest and real conversation that will encourage you on your journey.
Episode 42: Dr. Micah Parker
On this episode of Enjoying the Journey, we get to hear from Dr. Micah Parker, Vice President for Athletics at Northwestern and Founder of Trustguy Ministries. Rob and Dr. Parker cover a lot in this episode! They talk about his fascinating childhood growing up in Papua New Guinea where his parents were missionaries. Dr. Parker shares about his faith journey, the start of his ministry, and the reason behind the name “trust guy.” He also shares about the tragic and sudden lose of his wife and how that has shaped his life and trust in Jesus. If you're struggling with trusting God, this episode is for you! It was such a pleasure to talk with Dr. Parker. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do. Thank you for listening!
Episode 41: Jonathan Meyer
Welcome back to Enjoying the Journey podcast! It’s been a while and we’re super excited to start another season! Our first episode is with our friend, Jonathan Meyer, Student Ministries Pastor at Grace Church. We’ve been partnering with Jonathan for many years at the Ignite Youth Leadership conference in Des Moines and we can’t wait for you to hear some of his story. Rob and Jonathan talk about their faith, their passion for discipleship, what’s changed in student ministries over the years, and how they’ve learned to help students keep their faith even after they’ve entered the “real world.” We hope you enjoy this episode of Enjoying the Journey. Thank you for listening!
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see…. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Hebrews 11:1 & 6
Mayor Paul Ten Haken
Listening to the episode with Mayor Paul Ten Haken for the second time. The conversation eased so much anxiety for me personally. Thank you so much, I really appreciate the both of you for bringing more light into the this world. God Bless. 🙏 Amen
I’ve really enjoyed listening to the stories of people in their different walks of life. I appreciate the rawness and vulnerability each person shared. Great listen!
Such a great podcast! Great interview, so amazing to hear the positivity Rob brings to his situation, and loved hearing the way God is at work in the ministry of RISE!!!