Awaken Main Speaker: Shelly Swann

As we did last year, we are posting information on the Main Speakers & Worship Leader at our Awaken Women’s Retreat in October. If you’d like more information, please click on the Awaken 2015 tab. All the details are located there! We’d love to have you if you haven’t signed up, have been every year or have never been! Since our main speakers and worship leader can’t necessarily give you a glimpse into all they are going to share, we thought we’d have some fun with them. We picked some random “get-to-know-you” questions, along with a trivia question and below we’ve listed our questions & their responses. Enjoy!!

This week we are excited to share with you our last main speaker for Awaken 2015…the visionary and founder of Awaken, Pastor Shelly Swann!


Shelly has been married to her high school sweetheart, Stormy for 34 years and they have two children, Amanda and Austin. They also have two grandchildren, Kade and Tayley, through Amanda and her husband Matt.

We asked Pastor Shelly some of the fun trivia questions we asked our other speakers and the questions with her responses are below.

AW: What is your favorite scripture?
SS: Ephesians 3:18-19, “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

AW: When you get to heaven, aside from Jesus, who is the one person in the Bible you want to talk to first? And what question would you ask them?
SS: The Apostle Paul. I would ask him about his writings about women in the New Testament. 🙂

AW: What do you wish you had an endless supply of?
SS: Time! I never seem to have enough to get everything done that I need to!!

AW: Who is your favorite author?
SS: Fiction – Karen Kingsbury, Non-fiction – Christine Caine

AW: What is your favorite season?
SS: Summer

AW: Where is your favorite place to shop?
SS: H & M, J Roberts, Forever 21

AW: If you found a treasure chest, what would you hope was inside?
SS: Money that I could use to better the lives of the orphans around the world

AW: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
SS: It would probably be in regards to marriage, that divorce was not an option, so you HAVE to work things out because you are with that person forever.

AW: Without looking (we trust you!), can you name all of the themes we’ve had for each of the past years of Awaken? (Hint: we’re on #7)
SS: (1) Awaken, (2) Be Alert, Be Present, (3) Love Life, (4) Worthy, (5) Chosen, (6) Shine and (7) Brave. I picked them so I should remember them!! 🙂

Thank you Pastor Shelly!!

Ladies, we hope you’re as excited about Awaken in a few weeks as we are!!

One last reminder that our $65 registration rate will end tomorrow, September 30!! GET REGISTERED so you can hear the wonderful messages from our speakers and breakout speakers, and the amazing worship services we have planned! 🙂

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