Tisha Rich

"I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was 7 years old with a Sunday school teacher at church, and my parents and I were baptized together on Easter Sunday that year. It wasn’t until my early twenties that the Gospel became real and alive to me, and God really took me on a journey about Himself, money, relationships and idols. God has graciously placed people in my life to teach, admonish, guide and sharpen me over the years to keep me humbly seeking Him every day. This journey is far from over as I’m on my knees constantly as a parent, a wife and as His daughter who wants to bring Him glory each day.

I’ve served in kids ministry for 18 years, as a volunteer teacher, a volunteer leader, and on church staff. I love kids, but leading in kids ministry is actually about serving adults and leading them to teach and minister to kids. I've also love serving Him by working with pregnant teenagers who choose life for their child,  as well as through adoption and parenting ministries. My husband and I love to work with teens through Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well."

Tisha graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Marketing and worked in the public relations industry in Houston, Texas, for several years before being called into the ministry to serve on a church staff in children's ministry. She is currently Kids Ministry Director for Crossings and excited about bringing the gospel to kids of all ages.

Tisha has been married to Scott for more than twenty years and they have two girls, Karenna, a high school sophomore, and Payton, a third grader.  Scott is a long-time public school teacher and football coach, and you can find the Rich family every weekend in the fall at a football field. Both of their girls are adopted, and they love to talk about adoption and share the beauty of that ministry with others. They are also very fond of a crazy German short-haired pointer named Heidi, who is the center of their attention and loves to snuggle. In their free time, they love time at the beach, being outside and game nights at home as a family.