Meet the Staff

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Tim Ward



Tim Ward is the pastor for Restoration Church. Before starting Restoration Church, Tim was a pastor at Floris UMC in Herndon for six years. Tim is excited to be planting this new church in Reston. Tim, and his wife Susan, lived in Reston when they first got married. He has a great love for this community that seeks to "live, work and play" together. Tim is a United Methodist Pastor in the Virginia conference. He loves to meet new people and engage them in conversation about their life and about their faith. Tim and Susan have three awesome kids who attend Fox Mill Elementary School. Tim is excited to meet so many of you and connect about life in Reston.

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Amy Cox

Worship Leader


Amy Cox is a singer-songwriter and worship leader with a deep passion for God, people and stories.  A native of the DC area, Amy attended New Life School of Worship in 2011, and after two years serving as a Worship Pastor in Indiana, is excited to be back in the Northern Virginia area with Restoration Church. She released her debut album in May 2014, titled Coming Home to You, a collection of original songs that speak to the beauty of life and the faithfulness of God. Amy loves road trips, story-filled conversations, lazy mornings and all things mocha.

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Huyen Doan

Child Care Worker

Huyen Doan is the Child Care Worker at the Restoration Church Nursery. She and her daughter, Thao-Vy, live in South Riding. Huyen came to Virginia from Vietnam in 2008. In Vietnam, Huyen was a high school teacher for 25 years. She enjoys teaching, learning and children. She loves sharing the message of Jesus Christ with the KidCare children and others who do not yet know God. For her, it is a dream come true.

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Emily Boccia

Kids' Ministry Coordinator


Emily is the Kids' Ministry Coordinator at Restoration Church. She and her husband Scott and their three children have lived in Herndon since 2003. Emily majored in Recreational Therapy in college and still enjoys sharing her passion for health and fitness by teaching group exercise classes at a local gym. She attended Floris UMC for several years where she was active in Children’s Ministries. She is very excited to work with the Kids at Restoration Church and share the love of God with them. In her free time Emily loves to run long distance races and spend time with family and friends.

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Linda Ravencraft

Administrative Assistant


Linda has served as the administrative assistant since 2016. In addition to her work at the church, Linda owns a promotional products business and works part-time as a travel agent. Linda grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, but moved to Virginia to attend James Madison University, where she got her B.S. in Public Administration. She then went to the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law, where she met her husband, Matt. Together, they have lived happily ever after in Herndon raising their two (not-so-young) children, Connor and Rachel.