A husband, father, pastor and jokester. Lover of the local church in all of its crazIness. After spending many years working with students, Ryan took the plunge into the lead pastor world. While finishing a Masters Degree in Historical Theology, the Ashley’s hunkered down in Arvada to start Restoration in 2011. Along the road, Ryan has continued to love all kinds of sports, laughing with anyone and everyone, and dreaming big dreams with other dreamers. Ryan is currently the Chairman of the Metro Denver Church Planting Committee for the Evangelical Covenant Church in the Midwest. He and his wife Angela have two teenage kids.
Dan wants to grow up to be a follower of Jesus and he wants to encourage, excite and invite you on that journey with him. Experimenting with ways of practicing the teachings of Jesus has led Dan into a wide variety of situations, everything from living with squatters in Mexico City to pastoring dairy farmers in rural Wisconsin. He enjoys solitude, generosity, playing, creativity and simplicity, especially when employed in a community aimed at the kingdom of God. Dan and his wife Kelly are people of hospitality and friendship. Even though Dan has a tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time, his coming to Restoration is right both in place and time for him and us. Dan leads most of our “labs,” which speak to his title of coming alongside people to practice their faith.
Eliot is a worship leader, songwriter, and worship pastor, passionate about facilitating an atmosphere of faith in worship and building up musicians. Eliot grew up in a pastor's home in Arvada and was excited to move back with his wife, Jen, and their two kids, Beckham and Harbor.
Mandy is a Colorado native that grew up in Arvada. She joins our team to help with all things administrative. She has a passion for people and uses her gifting to help things run smoothly behind the scenes. She may look busy on a Sunday morning, but she's always up for connecting one-on-one! With three young kids, she has her hands full. When she is not playing with them, you can find her experimenting with delicious food in the kitchen or geeking out on a Netflix documentary.
Jessica co-leads the children's ministry with Janelle - they are the dream team! She is a multi-generational Colorado native. She loves tea. Has a terrible puppy. Loves pottery and yoga. And most importantly, has a heart especially for Elementary-age kids, and serves the Restoration Kids and volunteers so well! They do everything from scheduling and communication to preparing materials and curriculum each week.
Janelle has been a part of the Restoration community for several years, and honored to lead the children’s ministry with Jessica. By day, Janelle is a financial securities principal, supervising financial advisors, but in her spare time, she keeps herself busy with watching soccer, traveling the world, volunteering with the USO, spending time with her family, and enjoying the blessings of her god-children. In addition to the children’s ministry, Janelle serves on the host team, and leads the care team and Family Shelter Initiative through Growing Home.