Awaken's Leaders

Steve Hubbard, Pastor

Steve is Lead Pastor of Awaken Church.  Steve, along with his wife, Courtney, and their energetic kids (Natalie, Isaiah, and Faith), planted Awaken Church with the hopes of it becoming a life-giving community of faith.  Steve does most of the teachings, works with church planters-in-progress, and develops the vision for the church.

He is a Midwest kind of guy.  He loves the outdoors – hunting, fishing, disc golf, hiking, and cycling – anything to get outside in the great state of Michigan.  The only thing keeping him “in-doors” is an opportunity to watch a Star Wars Saga.

He lives in Grand Ledge, MI with his family.

Corban Robbe, Communications

Corban is a musician, photographer, and wanna-be theologian. At Awaken, Corban oversees teaching and content development.

On his day off, you can find Corban at a local Grand Ledge brewery, or shooting photos in the woods. Corban lives in Portland, MI with his wife, Audrey, and two daughters Sophia and Ella.


Dan & Katrice Sweet, Kid's Life

Dan & Katrice have worked with children for over 30 years in various forms from coaching sports to running summer camps to leading childcare at church. They love helping kids feel accepted and learn more about the Bible.

Dan & Katrice are married and are parents to son, Kaleb, and daughter, Jazlyn. In their spare time, they most enjoy nature walks, reading, and spending time with their family.

Andy & Ellie Brace, Connections

As the Connections Coordinator at Awaken, Ellie is excited to play a role in creating a culture where people feel loved and connected.

Ellie previously worked for a non-profit where she ran an inner city youth program. She now has the pleasure of being a stay-at-home mom to her three year old daughter, Quinn. Her hobbies include: going out to eat, laughing with friends and netflixing with her husband Andy.

Andy serves as an advisor to Awaken and oversees accounting.

The Brace family lives in Portland along with their two dogs.