The Leadership Team fits the Biblical qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and provides spiritual oversight and guidance for the church.
Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Nate grew up in a God-fearing home. In 2009, God called he and his wife, Jenn, to leave New Mexico and plant Awaken Church. He and Jenn have been married since 2007 and have three amazing boys: Brody, Asher, and Dawson.
Nate WitiukLead Pastor
Divone came to know the Lord at a young age, after the death of his brother and father. His mother’s example of a Godly woman also helped drive him to the Cross. The military led Divone and his wife, Hannah, to Clarksville. When they came to Awaken, they got involved in small groups. They were then given the responsibilities of running the Social and Seating Specialists and becoming group leaders. As a Pastor, Divone loves to serve wherever he can at Awaken.
AJ grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he went to church, school, and pursued a career in Action Sports. After some personal life tragedies, AJ began to develop a real relationship with God. AJ eventually moved away from Phoenix to go to Albuquerque, NM to attend School Of Ministry. While in ABQ, AJ met his wife, Breezy. Eventually, after prayer and God's leading, AJ felt the need to step out in faith and move to TN, where he would join the Awaken team.
Dennis has been following Jesus since he was 9 years old and will tell you his greatest fulfillment is serving in a local church. He is married to Judy, his best friend, and they have (2) children and (2) grandchildren. He has been attending Awaken since 2018 and helps with our business and finance.
Devin grew up in a Christian home, but actually became a disciple of Jesus at the end of high school. He is originally from Albuquerque, NM where he was a part of Calvary Church. Through his time there, Devin got connected with Awaken and God opened the door for him to move to Clarksville. Since July 2018, Devin has been serving in various ministries at Awaken. Everything he has been given has been grace.
Josh has attended Awaken since 2011. Josh and his wife Ricketta are passionate about raising their six children and look forward to seeing how God uses them for His Kingdom. The Brimmers are also honored to be involved in outreach, both in the community and globally, and hope to encourage and equip others to fulfill their role in the Great Commission.
Lindsey moved to Clarksville from Denver, CO where she lived and raised her 3 children with her husband since 1998. She has a passion for people, coffee, photography, travel, dance, yoga and chocolate!! Lindsey has served God since her teen years in many capacities; including children's ministry, youth leadership, community outreach and international missions. She's excited to be part of the team at Awaken and to see God's plans for her unfold.
Lindsey JonesOffice Assistantlindsey@awaken.church
Tina grew up in a Christian home and was baptized at the age of 12, but she didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus until she was 20 years old. She is married to an amazing Godly man who is also an active duty soldier in the Army, which is what brought she and her family to Clarksville in 2006. She and her family began attending Awaken Church in 2014. Through Awaken Kids and Awaken Students, she has seen the spiritual fruit of what God’s doing in her kids lives. She and her family are abundantly blessed to call Awaken Church their home.
Tina MedinaCommunications Directortina@awaken.church
Kelly is an Army wife and mother of three. She and her husband, Chad, have been married for almost twelve years. Originally from Southern California, Kelly fell in love with the Lord at a young age, and desired to serve and live for Him with every breath. God brought her family to Fort Campbell in 2014 and they have been at Awaken ever since. She feels honored to get to help lead and train in the worship ministries at Awaken.
Kelly GalushaWorship Directorkelly@awaken.church
Breezy accepted the Lord at a young age but truly started living for Jesus at 16 years old. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she served on staff at a local church where she met her husband, AJ. Through the Lords provision and prompting Breezy and AJ relocated to Clarksville to participate in what the Lord is doing in and through Awaken. Together they have the honor of leading Awaken Students and serving in other various ministries.
Breezy KruegerGroups/Events Directorbreezy@awaken.church
Caitlin has always had a heart for God, creativity, and people. She is thrilled to watch God move in her life and use her for His purpose. She has been happily married to her husband Jacob for 7 years through sickness, health, backseat driving quarrels, and his Army career. Together they have two sons, Oliver and August, who help remind them of God’s unearthly love.
Caitlin CasillasCreative Directorcaitlin@awaken.church
Mindy surrendered her heart and life to Jesus in May of 1997. She has been married to Jeremiah for nineteen years and has four beautiful daughters who love the Lord and serve Him faithfully! Kid’s Ministry has always been Mindy’s heartbeat. She has a love for children and a deep desire to train them up to intimately know God. Mindy has been part of Awaken Church since February of 2010.
Mindy SimsKids Ministry Directormindy@awaken.church
Chloe has spent the last several years serving in Awaken Kids Ministry, where her passion for teaching children about the love of Christ grew. She came to know the Lord at a young age, and desires for all children to hear the Truth while they are young. She is happily married to her husband, Devin. She enjoys hiking, interior decorating, and playing board games.
Chloe HughesKids Ministry Assistantchloe@awaken.church
Jacob grew up in a Christian home and began his personal relationship with Christ at the age of 14. He joined the Awaken Church staff in 2014 as the IT and Web Administrator and has been promoted to the Technical Director for Awaken. Jacob also serves as the Media team ministry leader, broadcasting the services and sharing the Gospel to countries all across the globe.
Jacob VicarsTechnical Directorjacob@awaken.church