They are responsible for the day to day and week to week happenings at Awaken. They meet monthly to pray, discern, plan, create, and carry out the vision of Awaken. Core Team members lead the ministry teams that make Awaken what it is. If you're interested in getting involved feel free to email any of them for more information.



Eric Forseth

Eric LOVES people and leads a team of people who help to set the table for Sunday morning at Awaken. The Hospitality team brews all the coffee and helps create a warm and inviting experience for the Sunday morning gathering. If you want to be a part of the team that has the most FUN, Eric is the guy to lead it.

Email Eric


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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.  

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Jenna is a down-to-earth, life-giving person to be around.  She is someone who models what it means to follow Jesus. Jenna leads our Connections Team, Care, and Mission efforts at Awaken including both our local and global efforts.

Email Jenna




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



Melody Olson

Melody has been leading people in music & song for the better part of her adult life. As she says “it’s in her bones”. She is incredibly gifted on the piano and even more gifted leading people to join their voices in response to what God has done and is doing. She also coordinates our efforts in bringing art into the life our community.

Email Melody




Micah is a teacher, theologian, story-teller and entrepreneur. He brings ideas to life and he's a catalyst for change and vision at Awaken.  He's always asking the important question of "What if we did it this way?" or "Can you imagine Awaken doing this?" 

Email Micah


Prayer Team

We are currently looking for someone who will lead our prayer efforts which include prayer during and after the gatherings on Sundays for those who may need it, as well as disseminating any prayer requests that come in to our prayer team.

Email to inquire

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Trevor heads up our efforts for our 6-12 graders at Awaken.  Trevor is the life of the party and the perfect ring leader for our budding student ministry.  He's recently engaged to Jessie and has big plans and dreams for students at Awaken. 

Email Trevor



Katie is a woman of many talents.  She's worked at a church before as the ministry coordinator, worked with students, played in a band, recorded music as an engineer, worked as a guitar tech in a luthier's shop, and now is heading up our Tech Team.  We are truly lucky to have her as the behind the scenes quarterback of our Sunday gatherings. 

Email Katie


Heather Crawford

Heather is an incredibly gifted and compassionate person who helps to coordinate all of our Care/Meals at Awaken.  If there's a baby born, or someone in the hospital she's the person to contact.  She has an amazing group of people who volunteer to make and deliver meals. 

Email Heather

shelly lynch

Shelly leads our efforts related to events and connecting people outside of Sunday mornings. Awaken can seem like a big place and Shelly cares deeply about people finding relationships and friendship outside of our weekly gatherings. Events like the Fall Retreat, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Summer Tailgating, and our once a month Connection Night all have her input and leadership.

Email Shelly