Zach Lambert - Lead Pastor
Zach was born and raised in Austin where he met his wife, Amy, in the 6th grade. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University, they moved to Dallas where Zach received a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Zach likes to watch college basketball and listens to Christmas music year-round. He and Amy love discovering local Mexican food places, listening to live music, and playing with their son Judah.
You can get in touch with Zach via email by clicking here.
Matt Gonzalez - Worship Pastor
Matt is originally from Carrollton, Texas where he met his wife, Emily, in kindergarten. He studied at Dallas Christian College and previously served as the Worship Pastor at Journey Community Church in Allen, Texas.
Matt enjoys making and listening to music, reading, and woodworking. He and Emily got married in 2012 and spend most of their free time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, watching movies, and playing with their awesome pit-boxer, Banksy.
You can get in touch with Matt via email by clicking here.
Sonja DiNanno - Family Pastor
Sonja has lived most her life in Chicago where she went to DePaul University and received a degree in Acting and Directing. Previous to joining Restore’s staff, Sonja worked in kid’s ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in IL, and at Gateway Church in Austin.
Sonja loves photography, coffee and driving through the hill country. She loves spending time with her super techie husband Jeff, and their crazy and creative daughters Sofia and Lola. She also has a huge passion for helping families be the best they can be.
You can get in touch with Sonja via email by clicking here.
Troy Shepherd - Operations Director
Troy Shepherd joined the Restore Austin Church staff in the spring of 2016. Troy received a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and has owned a number of businesses over his career. He has a great wealth of church planning experience and is currently developing a potential ministry to provide ethically and theologically-based resources to churches that support technological ministry platforms.
Troy has just recently married Heidi and together they enjoy traveling. Troy also enjoys healthy eating and proper exercise, and has a passion to see lost souls reached for Christ anywhere around the world.
You can get in touch with Troy via email by clicking here.
Mark Jordan - Care Director
Mark was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and arrived in Houston, Texas during his teenage years where he met his wife Sylvian. He joined the Army after High School and completed a 27 year military career. After retirement Mark graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Leadership.
Mark loves coffee, country music and cooking. He is passionate about being a father of two, Matthew his son and Morgan his daughter.
You can get in touch with Mark via email by clicking here.
Christopher Godoy - Technical Director
Chris hails originally from Corpus Christi, TX where he spent most of his time with his grandparents and received his Bachelor’s in music from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He has enjoyed being a part of many different churches and church plants in a variety of ways and continues to have a passion for seeing church plants thrive and succeed in their particular sphere of influence and in the way God has specifically gifted them.
Chris loves to spend time at home with his wife, Hannah, and their dog, Dexter, watching movies or cooking dinner. He also is a lover of a good cup of coffee as well as any new place to enjoy delicious food.
You can get in touch with Chris via email by clicking here.
Katie Arnold - Strategic Director
Katie was born and raised in the Midwest. After graduating from college with education and ministry degrees, she taught junior high ESL students in Richardson, Texas before moving overseas as a missionary. In conjunction with her role at Restore, Katie is on staff with the Texas-Oklahoma district of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) as the Director of Ministry Effectiveness, primarily working in the area of church planting.
Katie enjoys traveling and exploring new places, delving into deep conversations and being outdoors.
You can get in touch with Katie via email by clicking here.