OUR TEAM

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.

Resurgence Global Lead Team

Travis Holownia
Travis Holownia
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 Rinas
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 19 years, she has been cultivating purpose filled expression. Through speaking and song, Caris leads others in worship to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Father, inspiring and empowering others to live out their faith in real and tangible ways in their everyday life.
Dean Millis
Dean Millis
Dean has a heart to help those around him realize the identity God has given to them. He enjoys encouraging people to move out of their comfort zones and to walk in the calling and plan for their lives. Dean has been a part of Resurgence since 2013 and strongly believes in the impact it has on anyone who comes in contact with it. Dean is an engineer and currently works for a company with people from many different backgrounds that he feels called to encourage and reveal the love of God to.
Colette Maddaford
Colette Maddaford
Over the years, Colette has been involved in a variety of Resurgence initiatives and she is always looking for creative and effective ways inspire people to arise together. Colette translates a leader in every chair from a concept to a reality as she creates spaces where people will inevitably connect with their purposes, others and God. Colette believes in strengthening local churches so that people across Canada can experience God’s love. Colette is hopeful about Canada’s future, and she dares deeply as she steps out to address injustice and empower those whose voices have been silenced. Whether she is at home playing with her nieces and nephews, at her job as a literacy consultant, or exploring the mountains and prairies, Colette loves connecting with people and motivating them to dream big.
Daunavan Buyer
Daunavan Buyer
Daunavan joined the Resurgence Global Team in June 2020, but has been an involved advocate of Resurgence for years. Daunavan’s passion is discipleship – seeing people growing into the character and purposes of Jesus and watching how they see their lives and the world around them transformed. Married to Kirsten – with 2 children, Ava & Daniel – the family carries a heart for ministry and seeing people transformed by God’s love. He is both the Young Adults & Worship pastor at McKernan Baptist Church.

Resurgence Edmonton Lead Team

Dean Millis
Dean MillisAssociate City Director
Caris Rinas
Caris RinasWorship Director
Megan Clarke
Megan ClarkePrayer Director
Bre Kuny
Bre KunyKingdom Come Director
Laurie Forsberg
Laurie ForsbergGathering Director

Resurgence Staff

Travis Holownia
Travis HolowniaExecutive Director
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.
Lauren Koehn
Lauren KoehnAdmin & Events Coordinator
Joining the Resurgence team as staff in early 2017, Lauren loves using her administrative giftings to help create atmospheres for the Holy Spirit to be poured out. After obtaining her Elementary Education Degree, God led her to obtain a Social Justice and Community Development Graduate Certificate at Vanguard College. Her studies gave her the opportunity to travel to Africa multiple times, fueling her desire to see the oppressed walk in freedom across the nations. Lauren knows that God has rooted her in Edmonton with significant purpose, and thoroughly enjoys serving the call of God through Resurgence and through substitute teaching within the Edmonton Public School Board.

Join Our Staff Team

Founded in 2008, Resurgence Initiatives is a Christian community focused on inspiring people to arise together to affect their spheres of influence; a catalytic movement of people who expect the impossible, experience God’s love, empower their communities, and engage in expanding God’s Kingdom. The desire and heartbeat comes from Ezekiel 37; to see a “rising again” of our nation and beyond. The interdenominational intergenerational ministry and reach of Resurgence involves missions, gatherings, retreats, worship events, and itinerant travel, all led collaboratively by a leadership team, an Executive Director, and a Board of Directors. The mandate of Resurgence is rooted firmly in Jesus Christ and centered around intentionally raising a culture of unity, honour and servanthood rooted in a lifestyle of prayer and mission.

Building and stewarding this culture requires a myriad of tasks be carried out behind the scenes not only effectively and efficiently, but with a heart in line with our values. Therefore, in addition to the leadership teams in place, we are building a staff of people that not only believe in these values but helps realize the vision Jesus has placed in our hearts!

“Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” – Frederick Buechner

The dream involves you. Will you join us?

Current Staff Opportunities Available:
Date Posted Position Title Location
 September 15, 2019  Resurgence Internship (Volunteer Position)  Edmonton, AB

For more information on positions available, contact us.

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