Our Team 2017-10-20T23:43:56+00:00

RESURGENCE is a team based movement.


God has called Resurgence to be led by a team of people rather than a single individual. Each member of our Lead Team has a different story, background, and God-given gifts and talents that together create a healthy and well-balanced approach to Resurgence. By calling together a team of people in unity, Resurgence is greater than the sum of its parts. Through a team approach, God is calling us to be conduits for the dreams and destiny found in each person. Together as a team, and together with you, we will build up the church and the body of Christ and see people experience the fullness of God.

The Resurgence Lead Team

Travis Holownia
Travis HolowniaExecutive Director-Visionary Founder
Travis Holownia has a great passion for God and for people. His greatest desire is to see this generation experience what it means to live in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. God has used Travis in a catalytic way. His speaking and teaching inspires youth, young adults, and all ages by calling the Spirit of God to stir and awaken hearts. Travis is the visionary leader and founder of Resurgence Initiatives.
Previously, Travis served for 8 years in the leadership of Christian youth conferences worldwide, and prior to that worked in a management role in the oil industry. Travis calls Edmonton, Canada home, cheers for the Oilers, and holds degrees both in Engineering and Theology.
Caris Rinas
Caris RinasLead Team
Caris is a home grown Edmontonian, who has a heart for Revival in Canada and beyond. She works part-time as a Hairstylist and is always in active full time ministry! She currently leads worship at City Centre Church, and leads a passionate lifestyle of love and faith for Jesus. She has served on the Resurgence Lead Team since its inception, and her passion for the call and vision has only grown. For the Past 17 years, she has been cultivating purpose filled expression. Through song, Caris leads others in worship to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Father, inspiring  & empowering others to live out their faith in real and tangible ways in their everyday life.
Tara Giebelhaus
Tara GiebelhausLead Team
Tara is passionate about seeing lives changed as people encounter the Lord. Tara’s own story is one of encounter. She had an encounter with Jesus at 21 years old and her life has never been the same. Her desire is to see people rise up to live out the love of Christ and the miraculous life He called us to. Tara’s heart is to activate people to hear the voice of God, know His character and release them into the understanding and fullness of the Holy Spirit that is within them. Tara is a mother of two boys, Eli and Simon, and wife to Aaron. She loves spending time with her family. Traveling, camping, fort-building, and (good) coffee-drinking are some of her favourite activities.
Aaron Giebelhaus
Aaron GiebelhausLead Team
Aaron’s heart is to see people come alive in Christ and realize their identity in Him. For everyone to come to know their Heavenly Father. A successful life and ministry in Aaron’s heart is to see his boys follow The Lord’s calling and to know their access to Him. And to see his wife be the woman of faith she is called to be. He also has a heart to see marriages come alive and be aligned in the Holy covenant they are to maintain. Aaron works as a Project Manager for a construction firm in Edmonton. He is passionate about buildings, spreadsheets, and details. He loves to be outdoors and spend time with his wife Tara, and their two sons Eli and Simon.
Dean Millis
Dean MillisLead Team
Dean has a heart to help those around him realize the identity God has given them and to encourage them to walk in the calling and plan for their lives. He strongly believes in Resurgence and the impact it is to have on Alberta and the nation through simple obedience. Dean has been a part of the Resurgence Lead Team for over two years. He is from Saskatchewan (Go Riders!) where he completed his degree in Chemical Engineering and was a part of a campus-based ministry for several years. Dean works in the marketplace believing he has been called there to have an impact for God on those he works with. He loves building community and getting active.