Awaken Church Staff
Lead Pastor - Pastor Kamron J. Oberlin
Pastor Kamron became the pastor here in 2010. He has fallen in love with the community and considers Onaway to be "home". He is married to Shanon and they both consider it an honor to serve at Awaken Church together.
The Oberlin's have 4 children. The oldest, KJ, lives downstate in the Lansing area. Audrey is about to graduate high school and will be attending Ferris University in the Fall. And they are finalizing the adoption of twin 4 yr olds that have found their "forever home".
Pastor Kamron has a heart for our community. The Church spearheaded Project Partnership in 2018 and did numerous improvements throughout the community. The Church also helps the school in many different ways as well. Outside of the church, Pastor Kamron is active in many community-oriented groups. He is the President of the Onaway Community Chamber of Commerce and currently is leading the Onaway Ministerial Association.
When Pastor is not serving he is enjoying spending time with his family. The Oberlin's love camping, it's a great time to bond. Pastor Kamron is also an avid fisherman and hunter. Fall is his favorite time of year because he gets to do all three!
Student Pastor - Pastor John McNutt-Greene
Pastor John & his wife Ashley are the Student Pastors of both Awaken Kids & Awaken Youth. Pastor John, aka PJ, has been serving at Awaken Church since 2016. Ashley, an artist, joined him in 2018 after they married.
In their spare time, they are often seen watching their favorite TV shows, reading books, or discussing the effects of art on culture (yes, they are nerds, and they love it). Their passion is that students would realize their God-given gifts and discover how to serve Him with them and that families would be empowered to live for Christ beyond the church walls.
They believe that the best is yet to come for Onaway & Northern MI and believe that God’s plan for the families here is spectacular.