Awakening Together has two types of ministers, ordained and licensed. Awakening Together’s purpose for ordaining and licensing ministers is to ensure the discernment of the assembly remains pure without confusing the teachings of Awakening Together with teachings from other traditions, theologies or ideologies that may not be wholly aligned with our purpose and values.
An ordained minister has the authority to lead Awakening Together weekly gatherings and special assemblies, officiate weddings and funerals, provide spiritual counseling and administer other sacraments as requested by members. There is no limit to the number of ordained ministers permitted in our assembly. In order to apply for the Awakening Together Minister Preparation Program, one must be a member called from within to be a servant of the one true Self through Awakening Together.
A licensed minister has the authority to lead an Awakening Together weekly gathering when the scheduled ordained minister is not available. A licensed minister may also facilitate Awakening Together special assemblies. Licensed ministers must serve on either the Board of Directors or Member Board of Trustees in order to maintain their license. A licensed minister may not officiate weddings, provide spiritual counseling or administer other sacraments.
For more information, reference Awakening Together’s Policies and Procedures.
Click here to contact one of our ministers.
Our ministers are:
|Minister||Location||Type of Minister||Services|
|Regina Dawn Akers||Pueblo, Colorado||Ordained, Founding Minister||President-Minister, Free audio teachings through reginadawnakers.com; free mentoring through Ask Regina Facebook Group, Regularly teaches in the Sanctuary|
|Philip Frisk||Grand Junction, Colorado||Ordained, Originating Minister||Chairman of the Board|
|H. David Fishman||Yonkers, New York||Ordained, Originating Minister||Helps communicate special programs & events.|
|Barbara Deurwaarder||Lake Oswego, Oregon||Licensed||Secretary of the Board of Directors, Sanctuary Administrator|
|Jacquelyn Eckert||Clarksville, Indiana||Ordained||Vice President-Minister, Regularly teaches in the Sanctuary|
|Jay McCormick||Justice, Illinois||Ordained||Board of Trustees, Regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary. Also, available for public speaking, guest minister, conferences/workshop presenter, marriage ceremonies. Contact: 773-319-7392,|
|Andreaya Nyki Dobson||Ardmore, Oklahoma||Ordained||Volunteer. Also, works with individuals one-on-one to help guide them to their own inner clarity. Website: NykiDobson.com|
|David Hemphill||Ardmore, Oklahoma||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Jennifer Maile Nahulu||Aurora, Colorado||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Ken Gibson||Riverside, California||Ordained||Board of Trustees, Sanctuary Administrator|
|Carrie Christiansen||Cookstown, New Jersey||Ordained||Board of Trustees, regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Gloria Wells||Tampa, Florida||Ordained||Secretary of the Board of Trustees, regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Hal Seeley||Las Vegas, Nevada||Ordained||Board of Directors, regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Rebecca Gibson||Riverside, California||Ordained||Selects the Daily Quotes, regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Jane Polley-Bass||Halifax, NC||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Sherry Daves||Hotsprings, AR||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Bartholomew Craig||Heredia, Costa Rica||Ordained||Regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Deloris Mabins-Adenekan||Knoxville, TN||Ordained||Regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Hank Hamilton||Pollock Pines, CA||Ordained||Regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Danielle Wright||Pueblo, CO||Ordained||Posts in Facebook & Twitter on behalf of Awakening Together|
|Helen Avery||New York, NY||Ordained||Regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Irene Graham||St. Louis, MO||Ordained||Leads a local Awakening Together Study Group|
|Francine Wright||Pueblo, CO||Ordained||Assistant Bookkeeper|
|Kelly Barber||Meridian, ID||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Sandra Ruiz||Pueblo, CO||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Karen Worth||Mooresville, NC||Ordained||Sunday morning Meditation Leader|
|Rubye Nasser||Sahuarita, AZ||Ordained||Regularly teaches/shares in the Sanctuary|
|Share Murphy||Dallas, TX||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Wanda Almonte||Miami, FL||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Joanne Schneider||St. Louis, MO||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Bonnie Droege||St. Louis, MO||Ordained||Volunteer|
|Carl Lammers||Lexington, KY||Ordained||Leads a local Awakening Together Study Group|
|Manuela Giaroli||Brisbane, Australia||Ordained||Volunteer|