Meet the Team

Awakening's leadership team is comprised of dozens of partners who lead and serve in ministry Sunday morning and all week long. In addition to these tireless individuals, Awakening is a Christ Centered,  board governed and staff led congregation that strives to equip God’s people for meaningful ministry. Our staff are comprised of primarily bi-vocational leaders who have felt called to serve and shepherd the church.

Barry Cauthren

Lead Pastor
Barry grew up in Tarheel country, just outside of Charlotte, NC. He’s married to his love and ministry partner, Heather, and they have three sons; Caleb, Tyler, and Eli. Barry is a Marine turned preacher, a servant leader, and a communicator who loves to build relationships and help people find their identity in Christ. He loves hearing people's stories, seeing transformation, and encouraging the church outside of its comfort zone to serve and love others. Barry enjoys sports (especially baseball), fishing, the outdoors, and hanging with his friends and family.

Heather Cauthren

Worship Leader

Heather was raised just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. She loves music, people, creativity, and a good laugh. She enjoys the outdoors and is happiest when she's surrounded by people. Heather leads the worship team with passion and a dedication to truth. She loves engaging in worship that challenges us to get vulnerable before God as a community of people committed to stumbling together toward the heart of God. She loves quality time with friends and family - including her hubby, their three sons, and their dogs; Obi, Cooper, and Kona.

Ehrich Hurst

Youth Pastor

Ehrich and his bride Alicia have been married for 15 years. They have 1 son in high school, a dog he is not in school) and a Russian tortoise taking online classes. Ehrich and Alicia have been in ministry for the past 9 years, serving in PA, OK and now Call Colorado Springs home and have been serving at awakening since 2017.

Tiffany Innes

Family Ministries Pastor

Tiffany is from pretty much all over, she was born in PA and didn’t really stop moving until 2016. She is home now in Colorado and at Awakening Church. Tiffany is our Family Ministry Pastor and she’s married to Elliott with four great kiddos at home. Tiffany is passionate about children and teens finding their identity in Christ and  helping people find their niche to service and expand the Kingdom. Other loves - tonic water, photography, board game (yes she is that nerd), and the mountains!

Elliott Innes

Assistant Pastor

Elliott grew up most of his life in a lobster fishing town on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. A systems guy by nature, Elliott's desire is to see people become authentic, growing disciples of Christ and serving their neighbors with their gifts. At Awakening he provides coaching to our Lifegroups programs, tech and is generally a "fill in the gaps" kind of person. By day he works in the financial sector in Colorado Springs and in his spare time enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife Tiffany, and their four children.