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 its 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 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.
Brian brings a unique and needed set of skills and passions to our Advisory Team. Professionally, Brian has been in sales, management and now mortgage banking. He has a very strategic mind and knows the right questions to ask to help us keep moving in the right direction. He is married to Traci and they have 4 lovely children.
Danny works for Target Corp. during the day on the team selling women’s cosmetics. This, and the fact that he’s as sharp as whip with numbers, ensures that he’s the right person to help us manage our finances at Awaken. He’s married to Morgan and they live in South Minneapolis.
Dane is one of the most thoughtful and well read people at Awaken. He quietly and faithfully serves on our Hospitality Team providing coffee on Sunday mornings and is often found reading Thomas Merton or something similar. Our team is grateful to have his soft heart and discerning spirit. Dane is married to Julia and they live in St. Paul.
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".
Donna has wealth of experience that she brings to the table including; living overseas, being a missionary, working in non-profits and with refugees as well as raising a family with her husband Tom.