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Starts January 31, 2023

Awaken Leadership University is a one year leadership and discipleship program that exists to activate you in your calling and accelerate the vision of Awaken Church.

Level of Committment

12 Month Commitment

A 12 month commitment starting on your intake date.

Required Office Days

Tuesday nights and a full day on Wednesdays.

Attend Weekly Services

AwakenU students serve at two services and attend one.

Attend A Connect Group

And build relationships within our Church family.

Participate in Church Events

AwakenU students will serve at and attend designated Church events.

Book & Lecture Reports

It’s more than homework, it’s investing in your future.

Monthly Cost

$225 per month


Teaching and training from business and marketplace experts. This will include people like CEO’s, business owners, self-made millionaires, and more.

Public Speaking

You will be trained and taught on how to pray, disciple, and speak in public.

Biblical Foundation

Facilitated Biblical foundation classes designed to expose you to God’s Word and for you to be able to apply it to your life.

Team Meeting

Weekly teachings from world-class pastors, speakers, and teachers.

Life Mastery and Discipleship Classes

Practical application and instruction on how to live a Kingdom minded life that honors God.


Specific mentorship by one of our ministry directors and pastors.


Tom Foster

AwakenU Director

Prior to becoming the Director of AwakenU, Pastor Tom Foster was the Director of the Internship. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Leanndra since 1997. They have two children Jackson and Remington and have been a part of Awaken Church since Mother’s Day, 2013. Tom spent nearly 22 years serving in the U. S. Coast Guard and retired in 2016 as the Command Master Chief of the Maritime Security Response Team. He enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and working out. He is called to help people discover their God given identity and purpose and to assist them in living out their lives as true Kingdom people.

Mayra Gonzalez

AwakenU Coordinator

Prior to becoming the Coordinator of AwakenU, Mayra was the Internship Coordinator since 2018. She is newly married to her husband Jesus Gonzalez since 2021 and they love getting to build God’s house together. Mayra did the internship herself in 2015 while working for the County of San Diego as a Health and Human Service Agent. The internship completely transformed her life and in 2018 she decided to leave her career to follow in what God has called her to do. She is passionate about building disciples for Christ and helping people live out their purpose.

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