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 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 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.
Stephanie was born and raised here in Colorado Springs. She is married to her college sweetheart David. Together they spend much of their time raising their three children; David, James and Addie. Stephanie has a heart for the Awakening community and is honored to work part-time serving in an administrative capacity. Stephanie loves being in the sun, gardening and exploring new places. She enjoys being on the go but when she stays put you likely will find her working on a project at her sewing machine or buried in a book.