Pastoral Advisory Team

Most churches call these folks "elders".  They are nominated and affirmed by the Partners of Awaken each year at the annual meeting and serve as representatives of the congregation.  They help to shepherd and care for the spiritual health of our community and it's leaders.  They work to ensure that we are hearing the voice of God together and following the Spirit's leading with courage and clarity.

  • andy lehner

    CHAIR

    Andy is a lawyer by day and has a heart of gold. Rarely can you find a weekend where he isn't helping someone move or building something for someone. He's got a very sharp and analytical mind which we are grateful for.  Andy is married and has two children.

    Email Andy

  • aaron jarvinen

    VICE CHAIR

    Aaron is a beautiful mix of biblical wisdom and business saavy. He works in supply chain management, but don't let that fool you because he's also got a seminary degree. Currently he serves as our Vice Chair so he's bringing both of his areas of expertise to help lead at Awaken.  Aaron is married and has two children.

    Email Aaron

  • MOLLY morgan

    TREASURER

    Molly is a sharp tack! She brings a wealth of knowledge and business experience to the team, along with the ability to ask the right questions and guide the conversation in a genuine and authentic way. Molly is married to Bruce.

    Email Molly

  • iza day

    Iza is a deep well and when we feel like we need to hear from God we ask Iza to help. She's a gatherer of people and is a huge asset to our leadership team.  Iza is married and the mother to three lovely kids.

    Email Iza

  • EVA BUER

    Eva is a lawyer by day and brings a level precision and clarity to the conversations and decision making process that is crucial.  She's married to Luke and they are the proud owners of a dog they call "Taco". 

    Email Eva

  • sharon jerzyk

    Sharon is a school teacher during the day loves to travel.  Her parents were missionaries and so she spent much of her childhood in Africa.  She has been a part of a church plant in Washington before moving to MN.  She's married to Ken and they have two children.

    Email Sharon

  • micah witham