• micah witham

    LEAD PASTOR

    Micah is a teacher, theologian, story-teller and entrepreneur. He brings ideas to life and can often see something before it's realized.  He is the husband to Laura and father to Hadley, Dahlia & Linden.  Micah enjoys anything competitive, wood working, fishing and mixing cocktails for his friends.

    email: micah@awakencommunity.com

    twitter: micahwitham

    instagram: mwitham

  • jenna daniels

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    Jenna is a down-to-earth, life-giving person to be around.  Jenna leads our connection team, oversees pastoral care, as well as local and global missional outreach.  Jenna is a gifted communicator and teacher and she also has some amazing dance moves.

    email: jenna@awakencommunity.com

  • john mark nelson

    DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP

    John Mark is an old soul. He tours and gigs and writes his own music and he leads our musicians at Awaken. He's a critical voice in crafting our Sunday experience and we're having fun watching him find his voice as a shepherd and leader. Also, who doesn't love a guy with two first names?

    email: johnmarknelsonmusic@gmail.com

    twitter: johnmarknelson

    instagram: johnmarknelson

  • jane burg

    LIFE GROUPS & SPIRITUAL FORMATION

    Jane is our Director of Life Groups and Spiritual Formation.  She spends the majority of her time with the Life Groups leaders at Awaken who are loving and caring for the people in their groups as well as planning and offering opportunities for formation to happen.

    email: jane@awakencommunity.com

  • Mandy Taylor

    KIDS COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

    Mandy oversees our Kids Community which includes nursery through 5th grade.  She works with our team leaders in each of the classrooms to ensure our kids are loved and cared for by adults who are modeling what it looks like to follow Jesus.  

    email: mandy@awakencommunity.com

  • REESHA RUDGRODEN

    ADMIN & OPERATIONS

    Reesha is a jack of all trades.  She enjoys working behind the scenes to ensure everything at Awaken is running smoothly.  She loves tech related things and is an avid reader and writer.  She coordinates everything that happens in the building including events, weddings and worship gatherings.   

    email: reesha@awakencommunity.com


  • chris kimpston

    INTERN

    Chris comes to us from the great state of Iowa. He's a graduate of Drake University and is now attending Bethel University where he's working on an MDiv.  He’s a bright young guy with a love for the Bible and theology.  He's also our house bass player, a former opera major and an aspiring pastor.

    email: chris@awakencommunity.com

    twitter: chriskimpston

    instagram: chriskimpston

  • james earley

    INTERN

    James is an intern studying at the University of Northwestern and he's working on an MDiv there.  He's a former youth pastor and is involved with a number of things at Awaken including the Connections Team, our local missional efforts, and our Hospitality & Critical Services Teams.  

    email: james@awakencommunity.com


  • Daniel lukas

    CHURCH PLANTER IN RESIDENCE

    Daniel has a bizarre obsession with pugs, Darth Vader & we're really glad to have him as our first Church Planter out of Awaken. He's a liturgist, poet, northerner, and extreme coffee snob. He is constantly reading about the psalms and old prayers.   While with us he'll pretty much have a hand in just about everything we do to prepare him for the work of Church Planting. 

    email: dan@awakencommunity.com