AWAKE, strategically located 3 blocks from Wayne State University, home of over 17,000 students from 70 different countries, is more than a coffee shop. Our vision for this café is that it will be a place where people awake to the love of God and the Gospel message through the care and service of our ministry team and the conversations that happen here.
Sharing the Gospel
AWAKE Lending Library
Your donation to Awake Café’s lending library will help us extend the Gospel in Detroit. This Christian library has already had an impact on the community, and we are looking forward to increasing the number of titles we offer.
Tonweya & Judy Sherman
Tonweya and Judy Sherman have been members of our urban ministry team in Detroit, MI, since September 2015. Tonweya pastors New Beginnings Fellowship and directs AWAKE Café.
Jonny & Alice Sommer
Jonny and Alice Sommer are a Mennonite couple who have managed Awake Café since May 2021. Jonny’s coffee roasting equipment and experience have added a whole new dimension to our operation. Alice loves to bake specialty breads and pastries.
Caila Rice is a member of our urban ministry team in Detroit, MI, serving as assistant manager of AWAKE Café. Previously she served as an English teacher and missionary with EFM in Jalapa, Guatemala.