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Rise Up with Emily Wilson and Sarah Kroger

March 25 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rise Up YC is a free evening of fun, fellowship, and music featuring international speaker, YouTuber, author and worship leader Emily Wilson and music by singer, song writer, recording artist Sarah , former lead singer of Elevation Worship! Food Trucks, DJ, and games will start at 4:30pmn pre-show starts at 6:00 pm, and the concert and speaker are at 6:30 pm!

Rise Up Gatherings are fun and faith-filled and tickets are free!

Invite your friends to this fantastic Christ-centered evening! All Rise Up gatherings are family-friendly and open to all ages with a message aimed at teens.


Upon arrival, you must check in at the registration table. All tickets will be exchanged for wristbands allowing entry into the theatre for the concert. Any tickets not redeemed at registration by 5:45 pm may be void, and your seat will be released. 


Groups of 10 or more must submit a written request to onie@riseupyc.org to secure ticks. Once we receive your written request, we will confirm ticket availability and send a confirmation email. Only when you receive this written confirmation are your tickets available. All group orders must be received by March 10.

Please only register accurate ticket counts so as many tickets as possible will be available to the general public

4:30 event – Food Trucks, DJ, games, and more.

5:45 pm: Doors open to the theater.

6:00pm – MC Pre-Show

6:30-8:45: Concert & Speaker

8:45-9:30: Post-Event Social

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More about our presenters…

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson Hussem is a speaker, YouTuber, author, wife and mom who shares her faith online and travels the world sharing her witness of faith at conferences and events across the globe. After working for two years as a full-time high school campus minister, Emily made the transition to full-time traveling ministry beginning in 2013. She has spoken, hosted, and played music at dozens of national and international youth and young adult events in two dozen states and numerous countries, including FOCUS, Life Teen, Steubenville, NCYC, ICYC conferences, the Australian and Swiss Youth Festivals, and many more.  She has presented at universities around the Nation including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Florida, George Mason University, University of California, Berkeley and dozens more.

In the summer of 2016, Emily wrote her first book titled I Choose the Sky (Published by LifeTeen, Inc.) and continues to turn out inspirational books including a children’s book.

Emily lives in Southern California with her husband Daniël and their two sons, Zion and Jedediah.

Sarah Kroger 

With parents involved in worship ministry, Kroger’s love for music was sparked at a young age but the impact of bullying and her struggle with anxiety and shyness hid her musical gift for years. Everything changed when she met Jesus in an intimate encounter through worship at a youth conference; “Worship became my language with God,” she explains. “It allowed me to communicate with the Lord in a way I hadn’t experienced before, there was something about it that opened my heart.” Realizing that music was a gift she desired to give back to the Lord, Kroger began exploring worship leading from then on.

Her courage grew along the way and opened up an exciting journey of passionately leading worship for events around the world, drawing people from a variety of cultures and church backgrounds under the banner of Jesus for the past ten years. The artist’s passion is to create a safe and prayerful space through her music in which people can encounter the heart of God in a profound way.

Kroger described her experience with new album ‘Light’ as “eye opening”. With it being her first album released through a label, she got to experience new facets of the Christian music community. Whereas her previous albums were crafted alongside Catholic writers, ‘Light’ got her collaborating with mainly protestant writers. The kindness, love and conversations shared through the whole process intertwined the experience of unity and vulnerability at the center of this project. The album explores our self-awareness and relationship with God. It’s about understanding what leads us to the darkness and accepting the vulnerability of standing in the Light, where we get exposed and purified.

With singles ‘Standing In Your Light’, ‘Belovedness’, ‘Monument’, ‘A Thousand Thank Yous’ and ‘Unbroken Family’, Kroger introduces a soundscape that mixes honesty with courage, pointing to the album’s encouragement of continually staying in relationship with the Lord. As a contemporary worship leader in the Catholic Church, Kroger gives a new language to people’s relationship with Jesus – ‘Light is an inspiration to keep saying yes to vulnerability, intimacy and honesty.


March 25
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Rise Up


Parker Auditorium at Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus
2264 Bartram Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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