A speaker, evangelist, and life coach, Calvin’s heart beats to see every life transformed, living purposefully and fulfilling their destiny in Christ. A real man’s man and a big believer of discipleship, Calvin has given his life to raise and empower the generations to be worshippers. He has spent 7 years working with youth-at-risk, where the Lord shaped his heart for the broken and marginalised. Always ready for an adventure, Calvin has led teams to plant churches across the Asia Pacific and now together with Alarice leads Awaken Generation. Calvin provides spiritual leadership and covering for the AG team and cohort and regularly speaks and teaches in the area of the salvation, lordship, and building Christ-like character. Follow him at @realcalvinhong.
ALARICESenior Leader / Songwriting Mentor
A singer-songwriter and worship leader, Alarice’s mission in life to inspire others to live the radical call of Jesus over their lives. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, to Singaporean parents, Alarice grew up around the world before being called to Singapore in 2010. A lover of great lyrics and songs that speak directly to the heart, Alarice’s music is played regionally across Singapore, Malaysia, and the Asia Pacific. Along with her husband Calvin, Alarice now ministers through song, worship leading, and teaching in the area of worship, locally and regionally.
Alarice released her debut album ‘Sunday Afternoon’ in 2011 with Warner Music and her sophomore project ‘The Kingdom’ with Oops!Asia in 2014. Alarice has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales in 2008 and has attended Bethel’s School of Worship in 2012.
Follow her at @alaricemusic!
AUGUSTResident Mentor / Vocals
A vocal coach, self-taught pianist and musical enthusiast, August has a passion to call out the unique and personal ability in each vocalist. He loves working with people who are exploring their music gifting, and walking with them in finding their own sound and style. A songwriter with a penchant towards musicals, August has written four evangelistic musicals over the years, some of which he acted and sung in, too.
August was the Music Director of his church for 7 years. He has conducted numerous choirs as well as completed Grade 8 of vocal training in the ABRSM exams. August has also graduated with Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. He attended WorshipU in Bethel Church in Redding, California in 2015. Follow him at @augustlai.
IANResident Mentor / Songwriting
Ian’s calling in life is to be a worship revivalist. He believes the greatest revival to come will be marked by worshippers arising from every tribe and tongue; and his mission is to raise, equip, and inspire a generation of such worshippers who would carry His supernatural presence into every sphere of life, society, and culture. Ian is a singer-songwriter and worship leader, and frequently writes corporate worship songs for the church. His desire is to see God releasing forerunners to write powerful, prophetic songs for the nations. He also has a keen eye for visuals and a gift of videography which he uses to support the team’s creative endeavours. In his free time, Ian loves having latte at his favourite cafes, and enjoys a game of football with friends.
Ian graduated from TCA College in 2018 with a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, and has attended Bethel’s School of Worship in 2018. Follow him at @ianchew7.
CALEB CHANResident Mentor / Sound
A sound extraordinaire and a passionate preacher with a servant’s heart, Caleb is one who faithfully serves in the background ensuring soundscapes are as brilliant as the music itself. Caleb loves training musicians on sound knowledge as it is this detail that makes or breaks the artist’s set! More than just teaching skills and know-how, his hope is to impart an attitude of servant leadership. One of his personal prayers is: “God, never let me be too big to arrange chairs.” He supports the team logistically in the day-to-day running of the school.
Caleb graduated with a Diploma in Sound Engineering at SAE in 2007 and the School Of Theology in 2012. He also joins AG as a speaker for our music outreach events. Follow him at @calebcyt.
GIDEONResident Mentor / Vocals & Keys
A producer, arranger and session musician, Gideon has always been committed to raising the technical and spiritual aspect of worship musicians. He joined us in 2016 as a Resident Mentor for our Vocals stream alongside August, as well as our Keys stream. Gideon helps other musicians perfect their craft and produce songs of excellence that are pleasing to God and man. Gideon is a worship messenger, who ultimately believes that his success is to love and to be loved by Jesus. Gideon comes alive when worship is pleasing to the Father and when worship leaders, musicians, singers, and songwriters step into the fullness of their callings as messengers and forerunners in music, through their relationship with God.
Gideon graduated with a Degree in Contemporary Writing & Production (magna cum laude) at Berklee College of Music. Follow him at @gideonlimmy.
SHAWNResident Mentor / Bass
Also known as ‘Walrus’, Shawn is passionate about two things: Jesus and music. His heart is to bring people into encounter with God through music and art, and to see lives radically transformed by His presence. He joins the ministry full-time in 2017 as the Resident Mentor for Bass. Shawn has been serving in various churches, ministries, and events as a bassist, guitarist, vocalist and worship leader since 2004. He is also an occasional session bassist in the local music scene. Besides serving in music, he has previously led a prayer ministry and a life-group for four years.
Shawn is also an excellent artist with a signature style and a keen eye for beauty. Together with his wife, he ministers through a social enterprise he co-pioneered called The Project J, a partner of Awaken Generation. He also loves spending time with his wife, family, and friends, as well as reading, watching films, and listening to Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Fusion. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Murdoch University. Follow him @shawn.walrus.
CALEB KAYResident Mentor / Drums
Caleb Kay has been playing the drums since 2003. Largely self-taught, he has been serving in the youth and young adults’ worship ministry of Grace Assembly of God since 2004 as a drummer. He has also led productions and conferences during his time in the youth ministry. As a Creative Producing graduate from Chapman University Singapore, Caleb also handles many media aspects of Awaken Generation.
Before joining Awaken Generation in 2018, Caleb was a Marketing & Media executive and Barista at One Man Coffee for three years. He also did freelance work as an event photographer and has an eye for key moments as they happen during events. He enjoys cooking and making/drinking coffee in his spare time.
Caleb has a huge heart for young people to rise up in courage to be worshipers in every sphere of life. He longs to see worship musicians play with less chops, more sensitivity, and more leaning in to the Father's heart! Follow him at @caleb.kay.
SHERNISEResident Mentor / Keys
An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and teacher, Shernise Khor has been a good friend of the ministry for years now. In 2011, Shernise graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a music degree, majoring in the cello. Besides serving faithfully in her home church as a Worship Leader, keyboardist, and Band Leader, Shernise currently teaches and performs the cello professionally with various ensembles in Singapore and is frequently invited to play on album recordings. She has also released a CD of her original Christian songs in 2009 entitled “Finding You”.
Beyond her passion for worship and music, Shernise is also passionate about mentoring the youth. Joining AG in 2017 as Resident Mentor for Keys, she is well-versed with the concept of kingdom culture and endeavours to live that out in every aspect of teaching. She has a heart especially for youths to discover their identity in God and it brings her the greatest joy to see hearts turned to Jesus and moved in His powerful presence through worship.
Follow her @shernisekhor.
KEVINMentor / Guitar
Kevin has been serving as a guitarist in the music ministry for 18 years, and is a Worship Leader and Band Leader in his home church. Having conducted guitar workshops for churches and schools, he strongly believes in using creative ways to share the gospel and has a passion for using music as a tool for evangelism and discipleship. He also loves playing the bass, although electric guitar will always be his first love.
He is currently attending Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), and joins AG this year as a Guitar Mentor. Kevin graduated with an Honours Degree in Business and also attained a Graduate Diploma in Social Work. Kevin desires to see his students grow in their relationship with the Lord and use their music as a tool to minister and serve others as an outward expression of their love for Him.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing Overcooked 2 with his wife. When he was younger, he had a secret dream of being a race-car driver, which fortunately didn't work out. Kevin LOVES travelling and planning his own holidays, exploring the world on Google Maps before actually getting there to see it in person. Follow him @ljmkev.
ELAINEMentor / Dance
Elaine joined the Awaken Generation team in 2017 as a Mentor and pioneered the Dance stream. Elaine received her training as a contemporary dancer from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1996. She was Principal Dancer with Tammy L Wong Dance Company and later, the Dance Leader in Church of Our Saviour, Singapore. She has 23 years of teaching and performing experience in Singapore and overseas. In 2008, Elaine went through a life-transforming experience and started to move in prophetic dance. This has led her to start teaching it for almost a decade now. Her heart is to lead people into deeper encounters with God through the use of movement in worship.
Besides this, Elaine also founded THREAD in 2016, a dance team consisting of dancers from various churches in Singapore. Their heart is to grow spiritually, technically, and in character; to worship the Father through the use of movement. These are worshippers who take pleasure in imparting their gifts to the next generation and Elaine is privileged to have pioneered this God-inspired movement.
Elaine continues to serve in areas that aim to bring people into deeper revelation and relationship with the Father! She is blessed with a loving husband and two wonderful children, and enjoys cooking and travelling with her family.
STACYMentor / Songwriting
A linguistics and creative writing major, Stacy believes in the importance of storytelling and practices it in all forms, whether it be through songwriting, poetry or taking photographs. It is her life's mission to find godly beauty in the hidden, the broken, the strange and the unfinished, and to usher forth light into a world that might not understand Him just yet. Stacy obtained a B.A. (Hons) (1st Class) from Nanyang Technological University in 2015 and is a proud graduate of Bethel School of Worship 2012. Besides being a Mentor at Awaken Generation, she serves as a youth and worship leader at her local church, New Life Christian Church. Follow her creative journey on Instagram @stacecake or read more at stacecake.wordpress.com.
JONMentor / Songwriting
Jon serves as a Deacon in his home church and is part of the leadership team that oversees its Youth and Worship Ministry. He regularly serves on the worship team as a Worship Leader / guitarist, and will be stepping in as the head of the youth ministry in 2019.
Jon is self-taught in his playing of the guitar. He dabbles with the keyboard from time to time, but his first love is the drums. He is an alumnus of AG, from the Guitar (2016) and Songwriting stream (2017), and a Songwriting Student Mentor in 2018. Jon graduated from NUS (Law Faculty) with a Bachelor of Laws in 2012 and is a full-time legal practitioner.
Jon's desire is to see the generations grow in their hunger for His presence in their lives and in the world, until He comes again. His continued prayer is that every life that enters into this worshipping community will draw near and experience the presence of God in deeper ways, hear His voice in the secret place, and know His heart so fully, that they may carry and express it to the world around them so that all will know our God for who He really is.
Jon is slightly obsessive and compulsive when it comes to interior spaces - he deeply enjoys seeing the tables at McDonalds (or elsewhere) aligned neatly and takes to liberty in doing so at times. He is hardly seen without a cup of black coffee in his hand, but cannot be more different than his favourite drink as he is neither tall, dark, nor … bitter. Follow him @threechordfaith.
Trisha started ministry in 2004 after quitting her marketing job at a bank. In 2014, she was asked to oversee the Worship Ministry in her local church. She then joined AG in 2016, and it was in the same year that she was commissioned as a Pastor. Trisha joins AG as a Resident Mentor in 2019!
She had sung in the choir since secondary school and junior college. Musically self-taught, Trisha learnt how to play the guitar on her own at the age of 11 and subsequently, the keyboard. She graduated with an Honours in Business Administration from NUS, and went through the School of Leadership at Tung Ling Bible School in 2018.
She loves serving and ministering with Kingdom friends and has led worship at events with Alpha Singapore, her alma mater Tung Ling Bible School, and across denominations, such as with the Catholic church.
Aside from a passionate love for coffee, her heart is to see every student at AG step into the destiny that God has for each of them, realising that God doesn’t call the qualified, but qualifies the called; that as each one stewards a heart of worship that is tender towards the Lord, He is faithful to reveal and will lead us towards our calling.
Follow her @trishalala.