Rev. Daniel Park was born in New Jersey and grew up in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Drew Theological School (Madison, NJ). He was ordained in 2008 and is a full elder of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served in a variety of church plants and has a wide range of ministry experience such as children, youth, young adults, families, and older adults as well as multiracial contexts. Daniel is married to Rev. Isaiah Park and they have four children.
Job responsibilities: Daniel is the campus pastor of Restoration Reston. His responsibilities are for visioning, strategy, preaching, church planting, overseeing the Restoration staff team, and lay leadership development for Restoration. His responsibilities also include directing the Restoration campuses and serving on the Executive Staff of Floris-Restoration.
First job: Assembling the Sunday newspaper at a convenience store
Favorite Bible verse: Luke 4:40
Something most people don’t know: He plays the piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, hand percussion, sings and writes music.
Rev. Isaiah Park grew up in California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University. Isaiah graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. She is a Provisional Elder in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Isaiah has served in many church settings involving church planting, ministry to children and youth, young adults, and multigenerational contexts. She is married to Rev. Dr. Daniel Park, and they have four beautiful children.
Job responsibilities: Isaiah spends half her time at Restoration Reston and the other half at Floris UMC. Her responsibilities are to provide leadership in evangelism and missional engagement across all sites.
Idea of a perfect day: Praising God at the beach in front of a bonfire.
Favorite Bible verse: John 6:29
Something most people don’t know: She almost became a professional golfer!
Karen is originally from Virginia Beach but has lived in Northern Virginia since 1991. She lives with her husband, Jon, and two of their adult children, Mary and Jack, along with their dog Ginger. Karen graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Business Administration. She currently works at Floris Preschool with children ages two and four.
Job Responsibilities: Karen works with the Floris UMC team to determine the theme for the week. Then, she finds fun activities to compliment the Bible story or theme. She also plans a craft to engage children aged preschool to grade 5.
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16
Idea of a perfect day: Sailing with friends on a sunny day with good wind.
Matthew was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. He moved to Northern Virginia in the summer of 2017 and has three boys (Lucas, Asher and Elias) with his wife, Sally. Matthew is responsible for all music and worship matters related to Restoration Reston.
Linda has served as the administrative coordinator 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.
Brian works with audio and video at Restoration Church. Although he spends most of the time behind A/V equipment on Sundays, Brian enjoys getting to know people at Restoration. The rest of the week, Brian works in video production.
Jennifer Vanderburgh began working with Restoration Church in February 2019. She enjoys her job coordinating student and kids’ ministry at Restoration. In addition to doing crafts and making things glittery, Jennifer gets to plan fun events where everyone plays games. What could be better?! She loves seeing children’s eyes light up when they hear how much God truly loves them.
Originally from Atlanta, Jennifer moved to Washington, DC, after high school to get a BA in French and Government from Georgetown University. After living in Boston, she and her husband moved to Virginia, where Jennifer received an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Now with two daughters, the Vanderburgh family rushes around Centreville to soccer games and Girl Scout events. But they always leave time in between to snuggle their three cats.