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
Bible verse: John 10:10
Most interesting vacation: Spending a summer in Jakarta, Bali, and North Sumatra Indonesia
First Job: Making sandwiches at Subway
- Matthew NaWorship and Operations LeadMatthew NaWorship and Operations Lead
Matthew was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and got his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. He received his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and is set to get his Masters of Social Work from Columbia's School of Social Work May 2019. He moved to Northern Virginia in the summer of 2017 and is married to his much smarter and lovelier wife, Sally. They have three boys together - twins, Asher and Lucas, and their youngest Elias. Matthew is responsible for all music and worship matters related to the church and is excited to serve as Rev Tim Ward's right-hand man overseeing operations at Restoration.
- Linda RavencraftAdministrative CoordinatorLinda RavencraftAdministrative Coordinator
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.
- Huyen DoanChild Care WorkerHuyen DoanChild 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.
- Brian RoseAudio Visual CoordinatorBrian RoseAudio Visual Coordinator
- Jackie CowgillKids and Family Ministries CoordinatorJackie CowgillKids and Family Ministries Coordinator
Jackie grew up in Central Florida where she met her husband and got her undergraduate degree. After becoming a military spouse, moving around a bit, working in elementary schools on base, and having a son, she moved to Reston in 2014. She has since graduated with her MA in Human Services.
Jackie leads the Kids Life program and creates and coordinates events for Reston families. This includes summer camps, virtual movie and game days, Easter egg hunts, Trunk R Treat, and Breakfast with Santa.