Our staff at Awake Ministries is devoted to serving individuals and families in the community. With hearts desiring to love and minister to others, this dedicated group of people work tirelessly to fulfill the call to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a hurting world.

2018 Board of Directors

  • Lee Murphy


    Lee Murphy has been part of the Board at Awake Ministries since 2014. A native of Shelby County, Lee is a local businessman and real estate agent with Torrey Smith Realtors. He is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and serves on the board for Habitat for Humanity as well. He, his wife Sarah, and their son reside in Shelbyville.

  • Kevin Comp


    Kevin Comp has been in full time ministry for over 20 years and currently serves as pastor at Shelby Christian Church. Dedicated service at Awake Ministries further illustrates his passion to help individuals find salvation through Jesus. His community involvement also includes volunteering as Chaplain for the Shelbyville Police Department. Kevin, his wife Stacey, and their three children live in Shelby County.

  • Marcy Mudd


    Marcy Mudd has served on the Board of Awake Ministries since 2014. A strong advocate of faith based ministries, he believes that Awake fills a vital need in our community by providing God centered counseling and recovery programs. Marcy and his wife Natalie have three children, and are members of Shelby Christian Church where they serve in children’s ministry.

  • Jim Smith

    Board Member

    In addition to serving on the Awake Ministries’ Board, Jim Smith is a founding member of Open Door of Hope. As a realtor and local businessman, Jim is active in community service, and serves as a deacon at Highland Baptist Church. He and his wife Teresa have been married for over forty years and enjoy spoiling their eight grandchildren.

  • Kris Hayden

    Board Member

    Kris Hayden, current President of the Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville and former President  of the Chamber of Commerce, brings his extensive financial expertise to our Board. A Shelby County High School and University of Louisville graduate, he’s well acquainted with our area, and serves in numerous church and community organizations. Kris is married with three children and attends the Fellowship Church of Louisville.

  • Jonathan Hale


    Jonathan Hale respects the Christ-centered mission of Awake Ministries and counts it a privilege to volunteer, as he continues to see lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. A Kentucky native, Jonathan is a Principal Civil Engineer and business owner who works in Shelby and the surrounding counties. He, his wife Ashley, and their five children live in Shelby County and attend Heritage Christian Fellowship.

  • Joanna Lynch

    Board Member

    Joanna Lynch is the Director of Grants and Contracts at Jefferson Community and Technical College. With a broad knowledge of economic and community development, she has been instrumental in facilitating financial and other assistance to Awake Ministries. Joanna attends Southeast Christian Church where she is active in children’s ministry.


  • Jeff Reynolds

    Executive Director

    Jeff Reynolds has long been involved with Awake Ministries, and became the Executive Director in August of 2017. A local businessman and farmer, Jeff has a heart for the lost, desiring to bring the good news of the Gospel to those at home and abroad. He, his wife Robin, and their daughter live in Shelbyville and attend Heritage Christian Fellowship, where Jeff serves as the Director of Missions.

  • Marcia Mitchum

    Director of Operations

    As Director of Operations, Marcia Mitchum is an integral part of Awake Ministries. Her zeal for bringing hope through Jesus to Jamaica was ignited on a youth mission trip, and she became active in building stateside partnerships and funding for Acts Church in Port Maria. Marcia and her husband Gary have two married daughters and five grandchildren, and attend Grace Awakening Church in Frankfort where she serves on the board of Acts Mission International.

  • Gerald Sebree

    Director of Food Distribution

    As a volunteer at our Serenity Center for over 13 years, Gerald also serves as a Lay Counselor for Awake Ministries. With more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing and human resources, his hard work and dedication are felt throughout our organization. Gerald is a member of Southeast Christian Church where he serves in numerous capacities.

  • Alyssa Hickey

    Administrative Assistant

    Originally from Red Oak, IA, Alyssa moved to Shelbyville in 2001. This graduate of Shelby County High School has a passion to help others and obtained a degree in Medical Assisting from Brown Mackie College. As a single mother of three, Alyssa’s struggles led her to the Inpatient Program at Awake Ministries. Finding strength and wisdom in Jeremiah 29:11, her heart’s desire is to do for others as God has so lovingly done for her.

Reach Us

Awake Ministries Building

Counseling & Food Bank:

(502) 647-5555

Housing & Recovery:

(502) 647-5566
701 Washington Street Shelbyville, KY 40065

MON - FRI: 8AM - 5PM