Daniel LaCella - President/Director/Founder Daniel LaCella has a passion to love God, to live like Jesus, equip the church, and see heaven invade earth. He grew up in the church all his life, served and was faithful at his local church, but still wanted to follow his own dreams with his rock and roll band and not Gods dream for his life. One day, he had an encounter with God that led him to lay down his pursuit with the rock band and placed in his heart the call to pursue ministry instead. Since then, Daniel has become a regional leader for the next generation who is a gifted speaker and worship leader that carries a mantle of awakening wherever he goes. His desire is to equip a generation to the life of the greatest commandment and the great commission to see cultural reformation. Daniel is a licensed minister with the Next Level Leadership network. He is the founder and CEO leader of Awaken Ministries International, a ministry that is awakening cities to the Love of Jesus and sees the supernatural made natural through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

Daniel LaCella - President/Director/Founder

Daniel LaCella has a passion to love God, to live like Jesus, equip the church, and see heaven invade earth. He grew up in the church all his life, served and was faithful at his local church, but still wanted to follow his own dreams with his rock and roll band and not Gods dream for his life. One day, he had an encounter with God that led him to lay down his pursuit with the rock band and placed in his heart the call to pursue ministry instead. Since then, Daniel has become a regional leader for the next generation who is a gifted speaker and worship leader that carries a mantle of awakening wherever he goes. His desire is to equip a generation to the life of the greatest commandment and the great commission to see cultural reformation. Daniel is a licensed minister with the Next Level Leadership network. He is the founder and CEO leader of Awaken Ministries International, a ministry that is awakening cities to the Love of Jesus and sees the supernatural made natural through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

Brett Spears-  VP / Evangelist

Brett Spears is a husband, father of two, and an Evangelist. He is the Vice President of Awaken Ministries International and also the C.O.O. of a Red Wing Shoe Store in Niles, OH. He also serves on Pastoral Leadership at Awaken YO and on the Committee of a multi-denominational outreach ministry Now Youngstown in Youngstown, OH. Brett was born in Pensacola, FL and raised in the church but fell away at the age of 12 following his parents divorce. After running from God for many years living a life addicted to drugs Brett was radically saved and transformed by the Love of God. Brett has a strong passion for repentance, the hope found in the death, burial,resurrection and immanent return of Jesus Christ and seeing lives lived out in deep intamacy with Jesus marked by the power of the Holy Spirit. Brett's calling is to preach the Gospel to the lost. train and equip the body of Christ to re-present Jesus to the world. As a businessman and evangelist Brett has lived a life marked by the supernatural power of God both in the market place and in the church, being healed miraculously himself from a crippling back injury and a terrible skin disease Brett has seen hundreds RECEIVE thier own miracles THROUGH the healing power of Jesus.

Wayne Anderson - Pastoral Care Wayne Anderson is a passionate pursuer of Jesus! He loves the Lord, and has a desire to help people recognize and realize their purpose and destiny! He has a heart to build healthy community with other believers allowing his identity in Christ to shine through. After going through the motions of church for many years he decided enough was enough and rededicated his life in 2007. He spent four months serving the revival in Lakeland Florida in 2008 and currently serves as a leader at Awaken Yo and the young adults group at his church. Wayne is a graduate of VSOM (Victory School of Ministry). His zeal for the supernatural becoming natural is apart of his daily life, and "normal Christianity" is not something he wants. He is a great encourager, and loves to be around people at all times! He currently works as a shoe salesman at Redwing Shoes, and uses opportunities everyday to show the love of the Lord to everyone he encounters. He is the founder and CEO of a non profit that will build and furnish hospitals in Africa.  

Wayne Anderson - Pastoral Care

Wayne Anderson is a passionate pursuer of Jesus! He loves the Lord, and has a desire to help people recognize and realize their purpose and destiny! He has a heart to build healthy community with other believers allowing his identity in Christ to shine through. After going through the motions of church for many years he decided enough was enough and rededicated his life in 2007. He spent four months serving the revival in Lakeland Florida in 2008 and currently serves as a leader at Awaken Yo and the young adults group at his church. Wayne is a graduate of VSOM (Victory School of Ministry). His zeal for the supernatural becoming natural is apart of his daily life, and "normal Christianity" is not something he wants. He is a great encourager, and loves to be around people at all times! He currently works as a shoe salesman at Redwing Shoes, and uses opportunities everyday to show the love of the Lord to everyone he encounters. He is the founder and CEO of a non profit that will build and furnish hospitals in Africa.

 

Sarah Trout- Pastoral Care Sarah Trout has a passion to know God and make Him known. She came to know the Lord at a young age and although she grew up in the church and served Him, it wasn't until her college years that she came to a deep understanding of the love of God. Now her mission is that others would encounter that same love, and grow in intimate relationship with Jesus. Her desire is to see the Kingdom of Heaven manifested on earth and to be an active agent to usher in His presence. Her passion for evangelism was ignited for the first time while ministering on a university campus and she has since served in several university campus ministries.  She has a heart for the nations, has spent several years in Puerto Rico doing missions work, and has had the privilege of ministering in countries around the world. Currently she is on the pastoral leadership team at Awaken Youngstown, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working with students with disabilities, and is contending for revival in her city.

Sarah Trout- Pastoral Care

Sarah Trout has a passion to know God and make Him known. She came to know the Lord at a young age and although she grew up in the church and served Him, it wasn't until her college years that she came to a deep understanding of the love of God. Now her mission is that others would encounter that same love, and grow in intimate relationship with Jesus. Her desire is to see the Kingdom of Heaven manifested on earth and to be an active agent to usher in His presence. Her passion for evangelism was ignited for the first time while ministering on a university campus and she has since served in several university campus ministries.  She has a heart for the nations, has spent several years in Puerto Rico doing missions work, and has had the privilege of ministering in countries around the world. Currently she is on the pastoral leadership team at Awaken Youngstown, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working with students with disabilities, and is contending for revival in her city.

Andrew Dejulio - Pastoral Care Andrew DeJulio is from Youngstown Ohio. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center.  He loves the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit with all of his heart. He loves to see the joy of the Lord move in everyone’s life and heaven invade earth. He truly wants the will of the father for his life and he wants to help people find their callings as well. Andrew would like to see the sick and infected healed the depressed set free and the broken homes put back together.

Andrew Dejulio - Pastoral Care

Andrew DeJulio is from Youngstown Ohio. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center.  He loves the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit with all of his heart. He loves to see the joy of the Lord move in everyone’s life and heaven invade earth. He truly wants the will of the father for his life and he wants to help people find their callings as well. Andrew would like to see the sick and infected healed the depressed set free and the broken homes put back together.

Dawnna Goller - Pastoral Care Dawnna has always had the joy of the Lord in her heart. Growing up in a strict church she learned to fear the Lord and keep him at a distance. During her teen years she learned that the Lord desires to be close to her but only if she was quiet, neat and calm. Throughout her young adult years she began a tug-of-war with God because of the lessons of her youth. She wanted to be closer to God but she didn’t fit into that mold. After hitting rock bottom in her personal life she finally cried out to the Lord. He revealed her identity by simply saying that she was wild and beautiful and loved wildly by a beautiful God. That He approved of her and loved her more than she could ever know. She reconnected with God the Father and Jesus the Son, found a church and finally met Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit cemented her faith and she was finally able to surrender to the Lord. Dawnna’s heart cry is to live intimately with the Lord, help others find their identity in Him and share the Gospel with the world. She dreams of a world with free people freeing people through God’s love and truth. She sings on the worship team at Awaken Youngstown and attends church at Victory Christian Center.

Dawnna Goller - Pastoral Care

Dawnna has always had the joy of the Lord in her heart. Growing up in a strict church she learned to fear the Lord and keep him at a distance. During her teen years she learned that the Lord desires to be close to her but only if she was quiet, neat and calm. Throughout her young adult years she began a tug-of-war with God because of the lessons of her youth. She wanted to be closer to God but she didn’t fit into that mold. After hitting rock bottom in her personal life she finally cried out to the Lord. He revealed her identity by simply saying that she was wild and beautiful and loved wildly by a beautiful God. That He approved of her and loved her more than she could ever know. She reconnected with God the Father and Jesus the Son, found a church and finally met Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit cemented her faith and she was finally able to surrender to the Lord. Dawnna’s heart cry is to live intimately with the Lord, help others find their identity in Him and share the Gospel with the world. She dreams of a world with free people freeing people through God’s love and truth. She sings on the worship team at Awaken Youngstown and attends church at Victory Christian Center.

Chris Poullas - Worship leader Chris is a man that desires to see the culture of Heaven invade and become the societal norm. He grew up in the church and served the Lord all of his life, but he really started to make his faith his own during his middle school years. Then, during his high school years, the Lord stirred up a burning passion for the Lord in his heart that has only gotten brighter over the years. Chris is a prophetic worship leader who desires greatly to see people worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth. His heart is to bring the sounds and melodies of Heaven to earth. He is also an electrical engineer who has a passion to see the Lord’s goodness and wisdom revealed in the workplace. He desires that the heart of the Father would be revealed through the life that he lives. Chris is currently the Worship Leader of Awaken Ministries International, and he serves on the praise band at Victory Christian Center. Chris is also an engineer at Delphi Automotive Systems.  

Chris Poullas - Worship leader

Chris is a man that desires to see the culture of Heaven invade and become the societal norm. He grew up in the church and served the Lord all of his life, but he really started to make his faith his own during his middle school years. Then, during his high school years, the Lord stirred up a burning passion for the Lord in his heart that has only gotten brighter over the years. Chris is a prophetic worship leader who desires greatly to see people worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth. His heart is to bring the sounds and melodies of Heaven to earth. He is also an electrical engineer who has a passion to see the Lord’s goodness and wisdom revealed in the workplace. He desires that the heart of the Father would be revealed through the life that he lives. Chris is currently the Worship Leader of Awaken Ministries International, and he serves on the praise band at Victory Christian Center. Chris is also an engineer at Delphi Automotive Systems.