Leadership

Leadership at Restoration is provided by three main groups of people: our clergy, staff, and vestry. Recognizing that we’re all broken (and mess things up regularly!), all three groups are all called to display the sort of character described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

Clergy & Staff

Our clergy are responsible for leading our community toward the vision God has given Restoration. These pastors have been trained in seminary and set apart to occupy a particular office in our Anglican tradition. We currently have two different types of clergy: presbyters (also called priests) and deacons. They have different types of responsibilities, but they work together to serve the whole church and to come alongside our staff and volunteer leaders in teaching, discipling, and providing pastoral care to the congregation. All our clergy are under the authority of Bishop John Guernsey, the bishop (or overseer) for the Anglican churches that make up the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.

Our staff are a dedicated group of faithful, fun, and talented folks. Whether overseeing kids’ small groups, training musicians, or keeping track of our finances, the staff are the people who keep much of Restoration’s life on track. They love Jesus, and they love to serve his church.

David Hanke

Rector

Louise Brooks

Director of Kids’ Small Groups

Scott Buckhout

Curate

Nathan Dickerson

Associate Rector

Kat Downs

Executive Director

Ryan Goyer

Middle School Apex Coordinator

Lexi McMann

High School Apex Coordinator

Beth Tipps

Associate Rector

Chris Stephens

Director of Worship Arts

If you’re looking to get in touch with someone on staff, please head over to the Contact Us page and fill out the form. 

Vestry

Our vestry, or board of elders, is made up of nine women and men who wisely and prayerfully help lead our church. They are responsible for the oversight of our finances and our facility, and they partner with our clergy and staff to discern God’s vision for Restoration.

Each member serves as a liaison for a different area of our church life. Many also sit on the committees that advise the vestry on finances, the facility, outreach, and personnel. In addition to each member’s individual areas of oversight, the vestry meets monthly to advise the rector and make decisions related to the church’s finances and facilities.

Vestry members are elected to staggered three-year terms. Any confirmed member of Restoration is eligible to stand for election to the vestry. Elections are held every year in November.

Class of 2021

Brad Jones
Erica Chapman
Mary Breed

Class of 2022

Adam Guzzo
Dan Vogel
Lorene Eberhardt

Class of 2023

Mary Jo Binker
Karen McNeilly
Dennis Wong

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