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
 
Monty comes to Restoration Church after serving 25 years in full-time ministry as lead pastor as well as a market-place pastor/chaplain with hospice. Monty will serve as Campus Pastor at our Fillmore Campus and Family Pastor for both campuses. He has done extensive work with selecting, assessing, and endorsing church planters to begin new church ministry. He has done short term missionary work in Europe, Mexico and Costa Rica as well inner-city missions throughout the Southwestern United States. Monty is a Colorado native and has engaged in ministry work up and down the front range as an itinerant speaker, leading church planting boot-camps, and evangelistic efforts. He earned ministry certifications in Biblical Studies from Latin American Bible College and a Bachelors in Sociology from Colorado State University.  Monty’s wife, Jeannine, is a math teacher at Fountain Fort Carson High School, and together they are raising three children
 

Andy Davenport

youth & 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 marketing & youth ministry while also finding time to explore new places, watch sports and spend quality time with his wife Tessa!

 

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.

 

Ryan Ragozine

media lead- Fillmore Campus
“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

 
nicole livesay-townsend
administrator – Fountain Campus
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
administrator – Fillmore Campus
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 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.
 
russ roux
executive assistant to lead pastor

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 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.
 
melissa smalley
children’s ministry coordinator
Melissa has been attending Restoration since 2015 and eagerly joined the staff in 2019 as an administrative assistant and childcare coordinator. Melissa also serves as the events coordinator 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