U ARISE was birthed in 2012 out of the desire to see God move on college and university campuses around the world. 


Love transforms people. When you love the campus you transform the world. We have three distinct U ARISE initiatives that God is moving through to bring revival, reformation, and renaissance to the hearts of students and their campuses. Join us!


arise & pray

Arise & Pray is a focused 40-day prayer movement covering students on college and university campuses to see God's revival rain pour out and rejuvenate hearts in this generation and beyond. 


Campus Care Academy 

Campus Care Academy offers video courses to students and professors focused on healing and equipping Christians to be salt and light in their communities on campus. 


Arise & Shine Fund 

The Arise & Shine Fund reinvests 10% of all U ARISE’s donations and revenue into students and professors with bright ideas that aim to transform the culture on their college or university campus. 

Our Team


Our team seriously loves Jesus. And it’s his love that drives us to carry our message of wholeness on college and university campuses. 


Vicki Garza
CEO, Co-founder

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Katelyn Soja

Founded on the rock of Jesus Christ.


We love God and his nature. In fact, we based our core values on His unchanging love. We are hungry to see every aspect of his nature manifest on college and university campuses around the world. Our identity is in Christ alone. 



Isaiah 61: 1,3 – The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed...To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.



 2 Corinthians 9:10 –  For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.



Hebrews 11:10 – Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.


The WISE God

1 Corinthians 1:25 – This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.