Nate was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in a Christian home. He prayed to receive Christ at a young age. Later, after a close friend was killed in a tragic accident, Nate doubted his salvation and decided to rededicate his life to Christ.
Nate was home-schooled which provided him a Biblical foundation from an early age. By the time Nate was a teen, he was interested in music and began playing guitar and writing songs. Nate attended a private Christian High School where he developed his love for music and for Jenn, his high school sweetheart. After graduation, Nate wasn’t sure what career path to take so he enrolled at the University of New Mexico to pursue a degree in business. Nate subsequently graduated from UNM’s Anderson School of Business with a Bachelors degree in Human Resources.
In May, 2007 Nate and Jenn were married and both felt the need to serve in the area of Student Ministries at their home church, Calvary of Albuquerque. In the spring of 2008 Nate began serving the Velocity mid-high group at Calvary. It was there that Nate used his gifts to lead worship and participate in and even lead several outreaches and mission trips.
Not long after becoming involved in Student Ministries, Nate felt the call to serve in ministry full time. In 2009, the Lord presented an opportunity to serve in Clarksville Tennessee. After much prayer and seeking God’s will Nate and Jenn decided that they would answer the call on their hearts and move to Clarksville.
Jeremiah was born in Colorado and moved to Oregon as a baby where he grew up in the Lutheran Church. As a teenager he moved from Oregon to North Dakota where he graduated high school and joined the US Navy. He served in the Navy from 1993 until 1997. During his second year in the Navy he met the love of his life, Mindy. Towards the end of his enlistment Jeremiah asked The Lord into his heart and began his walk with Christ. It was during this time he was led to Calvary Chapel Newport News where he was taught by Pastor Tony Clark.
Jeremiah left Newport News VA in 1999 to join the Army as a “Cable Dawg”, and eventually volunteered for the Special Forces. Jeremiah is currently working on his Associates of Religion Degree from Liberty University. He has four incredible daughters that are all active in the church and volunteer their time and talents, and love The Lord also.
He leads the Next Step, and New Believer’s Ministry at awaken Church.
Nicole was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Being brought up in a christian home and excepting Christ at a very young age, church was her second home.
Throughout her high school and college years, she worked at her home church on the business administrative side,was involved on the worship team as well, and various other ministries in the church. After calling Bethel Family Ministries her church for 24 years, God blessed her with her soulmate who she met there in 2009. Nicole and Chris joined in marriage, and later began their journey as husband and wife to Ft Campbell , KY , where Chris was relocated to with the Army! As a proud Army wife and mommy, she has a love for people and a heart to serve for Jesus!
In September of 2011 Chris and Nicole found Awaken, and now proudly call this home! Nicole is one of the Ministry Leaders for the Military Ministry LIFT, hosts an Awaken Group in their home, is a member of the Awaken Worship Team and assists with all business administration needs at Awaken Church!
Jeremy was born in Ft. Lewis, Washington. He moved all over the United States as a
kid due to the fact that his father was in the Army. In 1997 he married his high school
sweetheart, Erica Catano. They have 5 wonderful children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Jeremy moved to Clarksville in 2005 to run a lawn service with his father-in-law.
In 2001 he gave his life to the Lord. Awaken has been his home church since 2010.
Having a heart for serving, he is the leader of the Cleaning Crew and leads an Awaken Group in his home as well! Jeremy is currently working on a degree in religion at Liberty University.
Courtney was born in Oklahoma, and her family moved at a young age to California, Florida, then the mission field. Because of Courtney’s early influence to the Gospel, she committed her life to Christ at a young age. After many moves, Courtney and her family finally ended up in Albuquerque, NM where she got plugged into ministry at the Calvary of Albuquerque high school youth group.
During high school she went on multiple mission trips and was deeply involved in the youth discipleship. She met her husband, Isaac, who also served at the youth group, and after four years of friendship, they got married. She continued to be heavily involved as a leader for both the middle school and high school groups at Calvary Albuquerque.
She went to the University of New Mexico to get her bachelors degree in Nursing. She hopes that God would allow her to one day be a nurse in the newborn nursery or NICU. After graduating, the Lord led Courtney and her husband to Clarksville, TN to help serve at Awaken Church.
Courtney is currently the Awaken Groups Administrator for all of the small groups during the Awaken Group semesters. She is also the Co-Leader of Awaken Students.
Isaac was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in a Christian home. He prayed to receive Christ at a young age.
He was deeply involved in the youth groups of Calvary of Albuquerque with yearly mission trips and outreaches. This all lead him to become a leader for the high school youth group for six years. During his time in the youth group he met his wife Courtney, they were married in January of 2010. Their good friend and mentor, Pastor Kevin, was the officiating pastor for their marriage ceremony, and Kevin’s wife Jenn was in the bridal party.
He went to school for Computer Technology with a Concentration in Computer Animation. After graduating, he worked in the Video and Media Department of Calvary of Albuquerque for four years. He gained experience in camera and video editing.
When the news of Pastor Kevin’s move to Clarksville was announced, Isaac and his wife felt a calling to move with them but were unable to at the time. But, after the completion of Courtney’s college schooling for nursing in Early 2011, God opened the door to move Isaac and his wife to Clarksville, TN to support the ministry of AWAKEN CHURCH.
John was born in California but spent most of his adult life in various places due to the military. He retired as a chaplain assistant from Ft. Campbell in early 2012. John gave his life to Jesus in 1988 and has tried to live for him ever since.
In 2006 John and his bride, Lynn, began serving as children’s missionaries with Child Evangelism Fellowship and through a move to Clarksville in 2011 brought the McAllisters to Awaken Church. They are Awaken Group leaders, and John overseas the church finances.
Combined with her love for God, people and music, Jenn is passionate about leading people into the presence of the Lord through music.
Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jenn gave her life to God at an early age and was blessed to grow up in a strong, Christian home. It was in July of 1997 that she truly began to have a personal relationship with the Lord. While in middle school, at the age of 13, Jenn taught herself how to play the guitar and began leading worship during the middle school church services at her local church. She has led worship for thousands at the mega church she and her husband served at before moving to Clarksville. She also was the worship leader for the church’s Women’s Ministry, Women at Calvary, and their College Ministry, Renovate, as well as Velocity, the middle school youth group. She is passionate about glorifying God through the gifts He has given her.
Jenn oversees the Awaken ladies events that happen about every other month. She loves teaching Gods word to the ladies and enjoys any opportunity to do so. Check the website and bulletin often for details of upcoming ladies events!
Jenn is married to Pastor Kevin and has the joy of being mom to their 2 daughters, Emery and Adalyn.
Mindy has a love for children and a heart to see them grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus. She works diligently with a fantastic team of teachers and aids, teaching through the bible in a hands on, exciting and relevant way.
Originally from New Hampshire, Mindy moved to Williamsburg, Virginia with her family during her freshman year. This is where she met her husband Jeremiah and began her walk with the Lord. In 1997, after a year of marriage, Mindy surrendered her life to Jesus while attending Calvary Chapel Newport News, Virginia. It was shortly after her salvation, that God used her love for children as a way to honor and glorify Him. Mindy began teaching the Kindergarten class at Calvary on Sunday and the Pre-school class every other Wednesday. The Lord used this time to grow Mindy in His word and to further develop her love of teaching and her relationship with the Lord.
In 1998 Jeremiah and Mindy began a children’s ministry of their very own, as they welcomed their first daughter. They are now the proud parents of 4 amazing young ladies! Their two oldest daughters also have a love for children and serving in Kids Ministry, which they do faithfully each Sunday at Awaken.
Mindy is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her daughters, a dedicated wife to her husband Jeremiah and a servant of Jesus. She is passionate about using her love for teaching to serve the families here in Clarksville.