Mike Westendorf


Mike has been heavily involved in Campus Ministry in Milwaukee through The Point of Grace for the since 2007.  He has also overseen the day-to-day operations of Innovative Weather, a meteorology internship program with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working with college students and recent graduates in a 24/7 forecast operation.  Mike has been a professional recording artist since 2006, leading concerts and worship across the country and is a full time Staff Minister and Director of Worship Operations for  St. Paul's Muskego, helping lead worship at "The Bridge"  Mike was a contributor to the Time of Grace "Mile Marker" portion of Time of Grace Ministries, an effort to create conversation around topics young adults care about.

The heartbeat for this ministry is found in three places in scripture.  John 10:10, Psalm 89:1-8, and the book of Ephesians, specifically Ephesians 3:14-21, the combination of which may be summed into the simple prayer:

Lord, make me AWAKE to who I am in Jesus, make me ALIVE to living out this identity and reality in my every day life, with the purpose of bringing one more person closer to you!

As a touring artist, Mike also takes the message of Awake and Alive on the road for churches and conferences who have a heart for this prayer and a desire to encourage the faith life of the "generations".  For more information about Mike and his music and concert/worship opportunities, please visit www.mikewestendorf.com.

For more information about Campus Ministry in Milwaukee, WI, please visit www.tpog.net.

For more information about St. Paul's Muskego and The Bridge and Bridge MKE, please visit: www.stpaulmuskego.org

Jill Dunbar

Co Director

Jill joined the Awake and Alive team in 2016 when she saw firsthand the Christian community and inspiration the summer gatherings provided for our young adults. As a Certified Public Accountant with almost 20 yeas experience in the accounting profession, she brings her organizational and business management skills to the team.

Jill is inspired by the many examples in the Bible of God making the unqualified qualified (2 Corinthians 3: 1-6). She prays that others, especially our young adults, see their unique gifts that God has given them and their potential for serving God and others. She especially loves to connect with our young adults through bi-weekly small groups where she helps facilitate conversations in God's word.

Jill is also a wife, musician, equestrian and dog mom.

Jack Albert

Video and Livestream Producer

Jack Albert is a fiercely passionate filmmaker who loves to learn and lives to serve.

Graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a double major in Film and English, he was recognized in his time there with awards for his filmmaking and integrity through the Inaugural Salty Earth Pictures Action Award, Conduct Board Leadership Award, and the Annual Impact Award.

After building up a small freelance film business, Jack served at Time of Grace Ministry for 5 years as the ministry's first Lead Video Editor, playing an instrumental role during the transition from lead speaker Mark Jeske to Mike Novotny. He was invited to join the St. Marcus team as their Director of Video Production in May 2021, which he was thrilled to accept.

Jack incessantly works on freelance projects, independent film, and other ministries. He serves as a Board Member for The Point of Grace Campus Ministry and the Assistant Director of Video and Media for Awake and Alive Ministry. Having produced, written, and directed several short film projects of his own, he is constantly driving to improve and excel with quality and integrity. In short: he just wants to make cool stuff with everyone.

Jack married the love of his life, Stephanee, in August 2018. They have lived by the mottos of having “serious fun” and strive to serve God’s will in every area of their lives by living in the “radical middle.” In what little spare time he has, Jack enjoys learning, traveling, reading, running, gaming, and especially discussing tech, art, and film.

Favorite bible passage: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, KJV)

Juliana Karloski

Social Media Manager

Juliana's Bio coming soon

Sam Unnasch

Event Sound Manager

Sam's bio coming soon.

Pastor Nate Strobel

Awake and Alive Pastor and Advisor

Pastor Nate has been a presenter, counselor and advisor to Awake and Alive since 2018.  He currently serves at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Muskego, WI.

Pastor Jeffrey Bonack

Awake and Alive Pastor and Advisor

Pastor Bonack has been a presenter and counselor for Awake and Alive events since 2016.  He is the counseling Pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Muskego, WI.