pastoral staff

Paul Aragon

lead 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.

Monty Mora

campus & family pastor

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.

Andy Davenport

media pastor

Andy’s infectious enthusiasm and 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 licensed pastor in 2019. 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 spend quality time with his Fiancee Tessa who he is marrying this year!

Austin Rains

youth pastor

Austin is an energetic and passionate pastor’s kid from Kansas. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he obtained a Bachelor’s in Church Leadership, as well as a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. In 2017, Austin became a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God. Before coming to Restoration Church, Austin served as a Youth Pastor in North-central Arkansas. In his free time. Austin enjoys the outdoors, reading, watching Netflix, and going on adventures with his wife, Taylor.

Taylor Rains

children’s pastor
Taylor is passionate about the next generation, leadership and discipleship. At Southwestern Assemblies of God University she met her husband, Austin and obtained a Bachelor’s in Church Leadership and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. She became a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God in 2017. Before coming on staff at Restoration Church, she served for 2 years as the Children’s Pastor in North-central Arkansas. Taylor enjoys creating content for her YouTube channel, writing music, spending time in the outdoors and enjoying time with her husband, friends and family.

Ryan Ragozine

media pastor
“Ryan is a creative person who has the gift of bringing words, events, and mission statements to life. Ryan is a story teller, and he helps Restoration Fillmore share its narrative. He is an avid reader, a life-long learner, and detail-oriented person, which sets him up for success at audio engineering, video editing, graphic design, and media communications.Ryan received his B.A. in Theology from SAGU and his M.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary. He currently directs and produces a podcast that aims to bring the Christian worldview into the public square. He also serves as the Church Ministries Media and Communication Specialist for the Church Ministries Department at the A/G District Office.”

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.

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 has been attending Restoration for years and loves making connections with people. She is an administrative assistant and is likely to be the first person you talk to when you call the church or walk in the front door. In addition to her office duties, she’s also a great fit as Director of our guest services ministry, Rest Connect.
ericka meyer
administrative assistant
Ericka is a Colorado Springs native, grateful to have the opportunity to raise her two boys in this beautiful city with her husband, Jimmy. She graduated from Barclay College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Leadership. She currently works as the Administrative Assistant and Children’s Ministry Leader at the Fillmore Campus. She and her family have been actively involved in the Fillmore Campus since its inception in 2017. She loves to build relationships while creating art and drinking coffee.
melissa smalley
administrative assistant
Melissa has been attending Restoration since 2015 and eagerly joined the staff in 2019 as an administrative assistant and childcare cordinator. Melissa also serves as the events cordinator for Mops/MomsNext and as a service attendant in the children’s ministry. Melissa has a passion for people and loves helping wherever she can. In her free time, Melissa loves watching movies, volunteering at her boys school, hosting game nights, listening to stand up comedy, and cheering on her boys at their sporting events
nicole nelson
children’s ministry coordinator
Nicole works here at Restoration Church as the children’s coordinator, she’s been attending Rest Church for the past 4 years and fell in love with the children’s ministry and is now part of the team. When she’s not working on curriculum and helping around the office she enjoys long hikes, and skiing with husband Tyler, and two kids Kinsli and Blace.