Amanda Garber

Reverend Amanda Miller Garber is the Chief Instigator and Pastor of RISE, a five year old faith community in Harrisonburg, Virginia (check out  RISE emerged from a 50-year-old campus ministry and is now a vital, vibrant and diverse faith community. It has connected with a multitude of college students and young adults and mends God’s creation together in powerful ways.

Amanda is passionate about creative, bold and entrepreneurial ministry, and she truly enjoys coaching and consulting with visionary, risk-taking leaders.  She has completed coaching training, and has greatly enjoyed journeying with church planters across the nation.

 Amanda has been married to an all-around-great-guy named Jack for almost twenty years.  They have two children, Abigail and Robert.  When she isn’t busy planting churches and starting things, she enjoys running long distances, gardening and playing in the dirt, and occasionally sleeping past 7 am.