Endel Liias

Director of Worship Arts

I’m originally from Boston, spent 12 years in Philly for school and work (with a 1-year stint in Cochabamba, Bolivia), and moved to D.C. in 2011, which is also the year I met my wife, Kate, at Restoration. We married in 2015 and have lived in Arlington since 2016.

Professionally, I’ve worked in the field of impact investing for most of my career, and have run my own consulting practice since 2016 called Nexus Impact Advisors. I’m deeply interested in how entrepreneurship and business can be used to address pressing social issues, and I still do this part-time.

For fun I enjoy golf, tennis, guitar, running, traveling, reading, cards, listening to podcasts, napping, and Boston sports — especially the Red Sox and Patriots. Some of my favorite thinkers and authors include Dallas Willard, C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

I believe that the single most important thing we can do in life is know and have an intimate relationship with God. We were created precisely for this purpose, and through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we now have access to this personal connection. I’ve known this intellectually for most of my adult life, but only recently has it become the emotional and spiritual reality of my heart. My deepest desire is to know the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit more intimately, and the practical manifestation of this is a passion for worship, praise, and prayer. It is from this place — of gratitude for what God has done in my life and a desire for others to know Him more deeply — that I felt called to this position.