pastoral staff

Paul Aragon

senior pastor

Paul arrived at Restoration Church in 2010 with a twenty-year plan for bringing Scripture-centered teaching and practical outreach to the Fountain Valley community. Having been born and raised in southern Colorado, he earned a Church Ministries degree from Southeastern University and a Masters of Theology from Fuller Seminary and came to Restoration with past experience in youth ministry, as a church planter and lead pastor. Beyond his role at the church, Paul is also involved in community leadership with the Fountain Urban Renewal Association. Paul’s wife, Melanie, leads Women’s Ministries at Restoration, and together they are raising three children.

Dave Johnston
family pastor 

After wrapping up a twenty-year military career, Dave responded to the call of God to enter the ministry. His experience and talents are diverse and his passion for service and family is evident in all he does. Dave pursued a degree in Pastoral Ministries and Christian Counseling from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs. He has been part of Restoration Church since 2005 and on staff since 2008. He and his wife, Kristine, have three grown children.

Andy Davenport

media pastor

Andy’s infectious enthusiasm and millennial perspective are as valuable to the staff and church at large as his savvy tech skills. He grew up at Restoration Church and served in the children’s and youth ministry from a young age. After graduating high school, he spent a year interning with the staff and received his credentials as a certified pastor in 2018. Now on staff full time, Andy oversees the church’s media and web connections while also finding time to explore new places, watch sports and enjoy his favorite drink—coffee.

John White

pastoral care 

John, has served as Lead Pastor and in various aspects of ministry for over forty years and shows no sign of slowing down.  He graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and is a member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors with professional experience in premarital, marital and crisis counseling. John coordinates water baptisms along with Restoration’s hospital & homebound visitation ministry. His wife Linda assists with counseling, and together they oversee classes offered through Restoration Church University.

 

support staff

russ roux
church administrator

Not many things slip by Russ’s keen observation and input. He began serving as church administrator in July, 2017, after many years as a church greeter. His skills help relieve the pastoral staff of many administrative distractions, and he’s proud to be one of two experienced septuagenarians currently serving on staff. Together with his wife, Kathy, Russ oversees the church’s altar prayer ministry.

 
roxann steiner
children’s ministry director

Roxann gets tremendous joy from sharing her love of Jesus with young children and seeing them grasp early concepts of God’s power and faithfulness. She has served on staff as Children’s Ministry Coordinator since 2013 though now her focus is primarily with preschoolers. Along with her husband, Scott, Roxann has been an active part of Restoration Church since 2000, and having been raised in Wisconsin, she remains an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

 
crystal digregorio
outreach ministries director 

Crystal enthusiastically shares her love for Jesus with the world in every way she can. As director of the coffee shop since 2016, she’s been instrumental in the development of this vibrant, self-sustaining outreach that gives back to the community one cup at a time. In her newest role as director of Restoration’s Outreach Ministry, she is developing plans to further that community connection in new ways. Crystal is mom to two growing teens and is happily married to Greg since 2001.

 
tawni just
church accountant

Tawni found just the right ministry to match her talents when she stepped into the role of accountant at Restoration Church in 2014. Having a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from UMUC, she’s happily in her element when sorting columns of numbers and crunching data. Hobbies, you ask? She’ll say, who needs them. Tawni has been attending Restoration Church since 2010. She and her husband, JJ, have three sons.

 
nicole livesay-townsend
administrative assistant

Nicole is likely to be the first person you talk to when you call the church office or step in the front door. She’s been attending Restoration Church since 2015 and was drawn to the connections and fellowship she encountered in Women’s Ministry. Besides her office duties and service as a notary public, she also regularly volunteers in the Children’s Ministries department. You might also encounter her in line at Restoration Coffee.