Awake Women’s Conference has been an amazing journey for women from all walks of life. In years past we’ve seen so many women leave with a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment in Jesus their Creator. We’re expecting nothing less this year. With special speakers, amazing worship, and an opportunity to join together with women from all around the community and state, we invite you and anyone else you know out to this amazing event.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.
Hebrews 12:1-2

Life can bring us through many seasons. We can find times of joy and laughter, or hurt and sadness. There can be times when we struggle just to get out of bed to start our day and other times when we don't ever want the day to end. Our lives are full of ups and downs and sometimes it can be a struggle to find a straight path to follow.

Hebrews 12 tells us of this race that we are set in and encourages us to keep pressing forward. Life can feel like a race at times. Sometimes we can hit our stride and it feels like nothing could stop us. Other times we can be exhausted trying to keep up. But no matter where we find ourselves, we have a goal in sight. The word steadfast means to be fixed in direction, firm in purpose, established and unwavering. If we can press on with steadfastness, there's nothing that can slow us down. Struggles may come at us, but it will never be enough to shake us off course. We can move forward with boldness knowing that God is on our side and that we aren't running this race alone. We're fearless. We're determined. We're steadfast.

Eyes on Jesus.


Tammie Ketelsen

Tammie and her husband, Levi, are Campus Pastors of Journey Church in Burlington, Wisconsin. They have been married 15 years and have 3 daughters.

Tammie is a member of the Core Leadership Team of Journey Women – Ministry to Women and currently spearheads the online ministry community. She has a heart to encourage women where they are and challenge them to go further.

Tammie’s heart for followers of Christ is that we never forget what God has brought us through. Freedom can be found in sharing our story with others. “They overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their testimony.” (Rev. 12:11) Our testimonies are evidence of the ongoing work that God has done in our lives to further His Kingdom.

In her quest to fulfill this purpose, Tammie has spoken to women and young ladies for the past 4 years at Women’s Conferences and Events. She has great passion for the next generation of ladies, a generation that needs us to share our stories and pour into them.


doreen shirek

As a Pastor’s Wife / Co-Founder of FCC for 30 years and State Chapter Director for WI Right to Life, Doreen has either developed, led or worked with almost all ministries in the church. She also works with a variety of leaders throughout the State of Wisconsin.

She has a passion to see women move deeper into God’s plan for their lives. Doreen is an encourager and wants to see God’s people strengthened and souls saved. Along with her husband, Paul, it is their mission to build a multi-generational church and grow the Body of Christ.


lori blair

Lori Blair has had the call of God on her life since she was 22. She soon joined a ministry internship in Tulsa, OK where she became trained in all aspects of ministry. Lori has a heart to lead and train the next generation of leaders and inspire them be all that God wants them to be. 

Lori works alongside her husband Donavon in pioneering Northwoods Masters Commission which is a ministry of FCC. She works to  assist in leading worship on a regular basis for both of our church campuses. She also works as our bookkeeper and administrates various office duties throughout the week. Her and Donavon have 4 beautiful children and live in Mauston.


Jess kayhart

Jess Kayhart is the Worship Leader at Faith Christian Church.  She is a licensed minister with over 10 years of experience serving in churches across the country.  She has a passion for Women's Ministry and a deep desire to see women reach the full potential of who God has called them to be. 
Jess' biggest passion is for her family.  Jess is married to her husband, Ken Kayhart, who is the Campus Pastor of the Faith Christian Church - Reedsburg Campus.  Together, they have three children:  Isaiah, Grace, and Norah.  Ken and Jess love spending time together with their family, traveling, and instilling in their children a deep love for Jesus.