Erica Chapman


When Restoration first began, I was settling into a new job that gave me wide margins to participate in many aspects of our community, from leading small groups both adult and (in a snazzy colored shirt) with the children, to the first gatherings of APEX, as well as after-service prayer training and co-leading outreach teams to West Asia. I’ve also supported RestoArts and women’s ministry. Each Advent, I host Fireside Chats as we watch and wait together in anticipation of Christ’s coming and promises fulfilled. I serve in various lay positions for our corporate worship. For Restoration’s initial capital campaign, I served on one of the coordination teams and pledged sacrificially.

I am a person of deep prayer who regularly seeks the Lord. I value harmony, and yet offer honest, thoughtful feedback. I have an innate ability to look at various angles of an issue and contribute to team collaboration and decision-making by considering the impact on various peoples. My big-picture vision is rooted in recounting what the Lord has done, reminding people of His wonders great and small, and encouraging others in the steps ahead. I naturally bring people together using my gifts of service and hospitality. God has also blessed me with the grace to hear or face difficult things without casting judgment or blame on others, but remain filled with His compassion and grace for them. My work for a national non-profit has developed my marketing and impact story-telling
skills.

I am thrilled that Restoration will soon be celebrating 10 years of life! The way we steward the testimonies and stories of God’s goodness among us will reflect and reinforce our heart’s posture towards the future.

During Restoration’s early days, I grew through the seasons of corporate listening we embarked on as a fledgling congregation. I hope that our new strategic plan will emulate that expectancy and pioneering spirit, as well as forge us with faith and confidence. My prayer for myself, our leaders, and our parish is that the gift of faith would grow in our hearts.

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