Follower of Jesus, Wife, Aunt, Queer, Youth Pastor, Photographer, Singer, Advocate/Ally.
Likes: Sidecar Lattes, traveling to the mountains, my pups Koda and Blu, serving others, Pinterest
Dislikes: Cream cheese, needles & blood, spiders, discrimination, and naps shorter than 30 minutes
Erica Rissi is a fellow graduate from the University of Northern Iowa where she left with a Communication Studies Degree. She followed her passion of serving youth to a church in Waterloo where she is currently a Youth Director of their Jr. and Sr. High Youth Ministry! One of her favorite things in life is bringing community and relationships to those who need it most. In 2019 she married her better half, Whitney, who is not only hilarious and hosts the best dance parties but also has a heart of love and joy. Together they feel a serious desire to uplift and encourage all individuals who are within foster care programs. They now have a sweet little boy in their house who keeps them on their toes and helps them to recognize the highs and lows of the foster system.
Erica loves to capture stories of people through different mediums and is excited to join us as our Communications Manager. She is most excited to bring awareness of how impactful of an organization Cedar Valley Angels is, specifically the cool people who make it all possible in the most quiet and unmentioned moments. Check out our social media platforms today to see some of Erica’s work!